The Hoover Historical Society, founded in 1989 by Vadie Honea, et. al., serves as the official archivist for the City of Hoover. Our goal is to increase knowledge of the history of Hoover and encourage the study of history; preserve and protect objects of historical interest; open the archives for research; collect records, relics, artifacts, and other items of historical interest and to work with national, state, regional and local historical organizations. The HHS also uses The Folklore Center, established 1997, to teach young students about pioneer life in Alabama. The Hoover Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization.