Sadler I Owen I McAdory

P.O. Box 184, Bessemer, Alabama 35021, United States

(205) 426-1633

The Heritage of the Past is the Hope of the Future


Latest WJCHS News

WJCHS Now on Amazon Smile!

October 25, 2019 - WJCHS is now registered with Amazon through the Amazon Smile program.  If you will use the Amazon smile program when you purchase from Amazon on your web browser and designate West Jefferson County historical society as your chosen charity, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to us for the upkeep of these three historical homes. You have to name your beneficiary only the first time you use it. From then on, it's automatic. Just remember, though, you must make your purchase at The regular Amazon site will not give us credit for your purchase. 

Thank you all for helping us keep history alive!

A Note From the President Regarding the Sadler Roof

August 23, 2019 - You people absolutely rock!!! Thanks to you, we are just about $2,000 from our overall goal! A special shout-out to Jim Hoffine at Seal-Tite Roofing because thanks to him working with us, Sadler House has a new roof!!! After seeing the roof, Jim realized the sense of urgency to get the roof and appreciated the rich history that Sadler holds. So, he went ahead and put the new roof on with us not having the full amount yet. You won't find too many people who would be willing to make such a commitment to a non-profit, but Jim did and we are very grateful to have run into him.

So, if you are considering a new roof, replacing windows, or a number of other services, give Jim a call or check out his Facebook page ( or his web site ( He does fantastic work. I stopped by Sadler yesterday and I couldn't be more pleased! Go by and take a look if you are in the area. I am posting some pictures with this, but they really don't do it justice.

Thank you again to Jim and especially to all of you who have donated to help this project come to reality. But remember... we aren't finished yet. We still need $2,200 before we can pay Jim in full. So, if you meant to donate and haven't, we still need your help. 

I am honored and privileged to serve this great organization. Be sure to check out the pictures!

With Deepest Gratitude,

Bob Beaver, President

West Jefferson County Historical Society

Sadler Roof

June 1, 2019 - Friends, we need your help. Some of you are aware that Sadler House must have a new roof. The best price we have gotten for a roof that will have an 1800s look and will last is a little over $29,000. We are currently $8,000 short.

We have just over 4,000 followers of our Facebook page. If each of us were to donate $2, we have enough to put the roof on Sadler. If we each donate $4, we have enough to put the roof on Sadler and paint Owen. If we all donate $6, we can roof Sadler and paint and put windows on Owen. And if we all donate just $10 each, we can roof Sadler, paint and put windows on Owen, and put windows in and repair the roof on McAdory. All of these projects are drastically needed. The Sadler roof is just the most dire need.

Of course, with us being a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization as determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service, your donation is tax deductible. You may donate via PayPal by using the donate button on our home page or you can mail your check to:

West Jefferson County Historical Society

P. O. Box 184

Bessemer, AL 35021

Thank you in advance for your consideration and for your support.