ABOUT THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Escambia County Historical Society is dedicated to the
recognition and preservation of the history and heritage of
Escambia County, Alabama, and its environs, with this dedication
extending to an interest in the history of our state and nation.
The Society meets at 3:00 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each
month in the Thomas E. McMillan Museum at Jefferson Davis
Community College. Brewton, Alabama, with the exception
of November and December. No meeting is held in November,
and the December meeting, held early in the month, is the
annual Christmas party. Guests are welcome at all meetings.
Spearheading the drive to establish a county museum, the
Society achieved this goal with the founding of the Thomas
E. McMillan Memorial Museum in the Fine Arts Building at
Jefferson Davis Community College. This facility is open
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am until 3 pm. Other days
and hours are available by appointment.
Also at Jefferson Davis Community College, the Society provides publications relating to local and state history as well as microfilmed copies of older issues of Escambia County newspapers. These are housed, together with copies of family histories of interest to genealogists, in the "Alabama Room," also located in the Museum. One does not have to be a member of the Society to take advantage of these materials.
All materials in the collection have been donated to or purchased by the Society. The collection is open to the general public. Materials are to be used in house but may be copied for a fee of a minimum of 20 cents/page. There is an extensive and growing collection of research materials in the form of books, letters, hardware ledgers, vertical flies, maps, microfilm, newspapers, periodicals and various publications of other historical societies.
The Society asks that visiting researchers register in the Society's guest book. Please add the name you are researching to the Family History Research File. If you will record your complete name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number (or as much information as you choose), others researching the same family name will be able to contact you to share information.
Dues for individual membership in the Society are $25.00 per year, payable in January. Family memberships are available for $35.00 for members at the same address. Members receive 11 issues of the monthly newsletter with a Journal section. Business ($50.00) and Lifetime ($250.00) memberships are also available. Reprints may be purchased for $5.00 each.
Meetings are held January through October on the 4th Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery Room on the campus of Jefferson Davis Community College. There is no meeting in November and the annual Christmas party is held early in December. You are invited to attend the meetings and become an active part of the membership of the Society. Visitors are welcome.
Dues or any correspondence to the Society may be sent to: The Escambia County Historical Society, Post Office Box 276, Brewton, AL 36427. Telephone number for the Historical Society and Alabama Room is 251-809-1519 (Museum is 809-1528). Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org