Hall of Heroes Museum
At Talladega's Hall of Heroes Museum, we aspire to be more than simply a collection of unique local items. We are devoted to creating a living, interactive learning experience through special events and exhibitions. Our carefully curated private collection attempts to impart our knowledge and ideas, and to instill excitement and imagination in our visitors. We look forward to your visit - we promise you will learn something new.
A great source of pride within our community, the Hall of Heroes Museum is dedicated in its mission to honor and pay tribute to our Military Veterans and First Responders. History and patriotism are on constant display throughout our vast collection of one-of-a-kind remembrances of local heroes. Our group of devoted volunteers look forward to welcoming your visit to this very special place of honor.
The Hall of Heroes got its start in 2005 when a group of residents led by Mrs. Bobbye Trammell began collecting photos and biographical sketches of Talladega County’s veterans to be displayed in the expansion of the Armstrong/Osborne Public Library. The displays quickly outgrew the space available, and now we sit inside the longtime Wood-Weaver Shoe Building, donated to the town by the late Robert Weaver. Our museum contains unique military photographs, biographies, uniforms, artifacts, and equipment from all branches of our armed forces and from every era.
The museum is steadfast in its commitment that our veterans will never be forgotten, including the 260 military service members from Talladega County who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, from World War I to our present day. And as our Curator, Jimmy Williams says, “At the Hall of Heroes, every day is Veteran’s Day!”
The Hall of Heroes Museum has been honored in the United States Congressional Record, the Alabama House of Representatives, and by proclamation from Gov. Kay Ivey. It was also named the “Nonprofit of the Year” by the local Chamber of Commerce before the doorsfirst opened in May of 2018.