The Hall of Heroes got its start in 2005 when a group of residents led by 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 the building now sits inside the longtime Wood-Weaver Shoe Building on the eastside of the Talladega square donated to the town by the late Robert Weaver.
The museum contains not only the photos and biographies but also the uniforms and artifacts of all branches of service from every era. The museum aims to ensure that U.S. veterans are not forgotten, including the 300 men from Talladega County who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country since World War I began. As the curation Jimmy Williams says, “It’s Veterans Day here every day.”
The museum has been honored in the Congressional Record by the Alabama House of Representatives and Gov. Kay Ivey and named the Nonprofit of the Year by the local Chamber of Commerce before the doors first opened.