History Movie Night: Series Kick-Off

HMCHS is happy to partner with Innerspace Brewing Company to present history movie nights! While these nights are geared towards students, anyone is welcome to attend. The kick-off event, includes 3 weeks of history-making horror films. We will also tell some Huntsville Ghost Stories. Movies start at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 7 – Nosferatu (1922)  Oct. 14 – The Mummy (1932) Oct. 28 – Wolfman (1941) Follow the events onContinue reading “History Movie Night: Series Kick-Off”

From Watercress Capital to Rocket City: A Survey of Huntsville History

To celebrate History Month, the Special Collections Department at the Downtown Huntsville Library is looking at how Huntsville and Madison County have changed over time. In this series, Heather Adkins will talk about different aspects over the past 200 years that contributed to the substantial growth of this area. Location: 2nd Floor Events Room, DowntownContinue reading “From Watercress Capital to Rocket City: A Survey of Huntsville History”

Fall Meeting – September 10, 2023

Time: 2:00 p.m. CSTLocation: NORTH Huntsville Library, 3011 Sparkman Dr., Huntsville, AL 35810The meeting is open to members and non-members alike! Breaking Barriers: Desegregation of Huntsville City Schools and its Lessons for the Future Presented by Sonnie Hereford IV and Dr. Beth Hereford Patin Sonnie Hereford IV (Rocket City Civil Rights) and Dr. Beth Hereford Patin,Continue reading “Fall Meeting – September 10, 2023”

2023 Ranee’ Pruitt Award

Every year, the Board recognizes individuals in the community that go above and beyond spreading the love of history. In 2023, we chose two historians that have proven many times over that they are dedicated to the proliferation of Huntsville history. Join us at the Fall meeting to present the award to: William H. HamptonContinue reading “2023 Ranee’ Pruitt Award”

Message from the President

Autumn is a lovely metaphor for change. It is a time when nature is winding down and preparing for an eventual metamorphosis. The historical society has been working through a transformation of its own for the majority of 2023. We’re adapting to hopefully breathe new life into HMCHS. The first of these updates debuted atContinue reading “Message from the President”