The purpose of the Tennessee Valley Historical Society is:

To unite those persons interested in the pursuit and study of the history of the Muscle Shoals area of northwest Alabama;

To accumulate material relevant to the history of the Muscle Shoals area such as books, pamphlets, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and artifacts;

To preserve and encourage others to preserve valuable historic buildings and monuments;

To sponsor and promote historical pageants, dramas, and contests and the awarding of scholarships and prizes for significant accomplishments in the field of local history;

And to share the knowledge gained in these pursuits through publications, lectures, tours, exhibitions, and workshops.