Join the Birmingham History Center and visit the downtown exhibits any time, free-of-charge, while helping build Birmingham's only general history museum.
All memberships include unlimited free visits to the museum for one year.
(includes 8 guest passes) - $250
- starting at $500
- starting at $1,000
(lifetime membership) $5,000 and up
– Call 205-202-4146 with your credit card information.
- Send a check to the Birmingham History Center, 1731 First Avenue North, Suite 120, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Click the PayPal "Donate" button on the Welcome
page and use your credit card to get a membership, or just make a donation.
- Pick up a membership form and visit the exhibits any time Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., or Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Non-member admission: $4/adults; $3/seniors and veterans; $2/students. Free admission to children age 6 and under and adults age 99 and up.
The Birmingham History Center opened April 29, 2010, after a successful fundraising campaign in 2008 collected nearly $300,000 for initial exhibits and a move to the historic Young & Vann building in downtown Birmingham. The museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit sustained by corporate and private grants and tax-deductible contributions from members and contributors. The museum's main funding comes from a generous 10-year, $750,000 grant from the Thomas Jernigan Foundation in memory of Birmingham entrepreneur Thomas E. Jernigan, Sr.
Other ways to help:
Gifts of stock:
The museum accepts gifts of stock through accounts with Sterne Agee & Leach and Regions/Morgan Keegan. Stock donations are easy ways to translate losing assets into tax-deductible operations.
For more information on giving, visiting, or donating artifacts, contact Executive Director Jerry Desmond (205)202-4146.