From The Beginning To The End

Written by Olivia Railey,
Sentinels Historical Research team 2017 Winner of $1,000 Scholarship

While hunting for thriving farm lands along with an easy access to water resources the families of Kidd and Harper settled in Harpersville around the year 1815. Not long after, the town became full of many different shops from basic stores to blacksmiths. In the 1800s it was typical of wealthy families to be buried near their plantation. This held true in the small town of Harpersville until the Harpersville Garden of Memories was established. The Garden of Memories is one of the oldest cemeteries in Harpersville. It is the home after death for many major families of Harpersville including the Kidd family. The families of Borum and Darby, who used to own the house that is now the Harpersville Public Library, are also buried in the cemetery.

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A House With Many Jobs

Written by Olivia Railey,
Sentinels Historical Research team 2017 Winner of $1,000 Scholarship

Located at the edge of Harpersville, Alabama, in front of city hall, is a house no bigger than 500 square feet. By the townspeople of Harpersville, the house is know by the name the Darby House or the Darby-Borum House. The house was home for many- being know as a place for gathering by people in the Harpersville community.

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Shelby County Camera Club Creates Images That Tell A Story

Picking up where we left off last year, the museum once again opened its doors to members of the Shelby County Camera Club so that work could continue on the museum photography project.

Camera Club President Ted Vodde, veteran photographer Hank Siegel, and camera club member Penny Wegener went to work, this time focusing their attention on military items in the museum’s collection.

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Shelby County Arts Council and Shelby County Museum & Archives Team Up To Celebrate Bicentennial

The Shelby County Museum & Archives will serve as inspiration for artists for the upcoming “Art As History” exhibit that will premier during annual celebration of Liberty Day in Columbiana.

 CALL FOR ART!

“Art as History” The 2017 SCAC Adult Juried Art Show

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“A Stitch In Time: A Tribute To Shelby County’s Quilting History” Exhibit on April 29th, 2017

There is a saying, ‘Blankets wrap you in warmth, but quilts wrap you in love.’

On April 29th, the Shelby County Museum & Archives will host an event where quilts take center stage.

The event, titled “A Stitch In Time: A Tribute to Shelby County’s Quilting History,” will be the culmination of months of work by Cassie Blair, a student at the University of Montevallo who has worked at the museum as part of the university’s Falcon Scholar Program.

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Photography Project Brings Museum Artifacts To Life

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it stands to reason that a thousand pictures must be worth a million words, right?

The Shelby County Museum & Archives might soon know the answer to that question thanks to help from members of the Shelby County Camera Club.

Camera Club President Ted Vodde and veteran photographer Hank Siegel joined me one morning in October to begin the fun (but tedious) process of photographing the museum’s collection.

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