Alabama created the first state department of archives and history in the United States. Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History became a model for many other states.
The Alabama Historical Association, founded in 1947, is the oldest statewide historical society in Alabama.
The Alabama Historical Commission works with the public to develop the Alabama Statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan. This plan guides the direction of all preservation activities in Alabama, not just those of the AHC.
A digital reference library produced by The Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission in cooperation with The Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama.
AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.
In 2004, a group of preservation-minded volunteers from the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society formed the museum to collect treasures of local history they feared were being discarded or forgotten in trunks and attics across Birmingham.
Housing the largest research collection in existence on the history of Birmingham and Jefferson County, the Birmingham Public Library is home to the state's first municipal archives, the nationally known Southern History Department, Agee Map Collection, and offers an extensive selection of historic documents and photographs online.
A nostalgic website dealing with Birmingham Alabama in general.
The Official Website For Birmingham Alabama.
The Civil War Discovery Trail links more than 600 sites in 32 states to inspire and to teach the story of the Civil War and its enduring impact on America.
This site offers articles on Alabama’s famous people, historic events, sports, art, literature, industry, government, plant and animal life, agriculture, recreation, and so much more.
The Official Website For Jefferson County Alabama.
In addition to administering the Historic Marker Program, the Commission works with other organizations and agencies to further the cause of historic preservation and the documentation and protection of the historic resources of the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County.
Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) helps our nation's citizens and communities identify, evaluate, protect and preserve historic properties for future generations of Americans.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of the central city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation.
Red Mountain Park is located in the southwest corner of the City of Birmingham. The park is situated on 1,108 acres, extending approximately 4.5 miles east-to-west along Red Mountain. Scheduled to open in 2012, the facility will feature a series of historic iron ore mines that once formed the basis for the Birmingham steel industry. Although the mines closed in the late 1960s, they are major heritage sites dating back to the Civil War.
The Samford University Library Special Collections collects and preserves special materials through providing a secure and protected environment for the conservation and use of the sources and provides access and organization for manuscripts and other archival materials.
Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. Artifacts of Alabama’s 19th century iron industry displayed in the Iron and Steel Museum put in perspective the massive stone furnaces, Tannehill’s awe-inspiring centerpiece.