Our History

The Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society (HGMS) was organized in 1958 by a small group of people who were interested in lapidary arts.  The Society was officially incorporated in Alabama in 1965 as a non-profit educational organization.  In 1961, we had 15 members.  Today, we have over 200 members!


In 2017, we celebrated our 50th anniversary!

In 2018, we celebrated our 50th show!

In 2019, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing!

  • At our July 23rd meeting, we shared a beautifully decorated cake honoring the Moon landing.
  • At our October 11 – 13th Annual Show, we displayed a genuine Moon rock.  This was the first time we had a Moon rock at our show!