Today is a very special day—Birmingham’s birthday! On December 19, 1871, the beautiful city of Birmingham was incorporated by the state of Alabama. To celebrate Birmingham Day, we’re sharing 15 things you might not know about the Magic City.
Each year, Vulcan Park & Museum hosts a new exhibit in their fabulous Linn-Henley Gallery. Since 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Vulcan Park & Museum will honor the fight for women’s suffrage with a new exhibit,”Right or Privilege? Alabama Women and the Vote” which opens on January 17.
I just can’t get enough of Birmingham in the fall. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the vibes are good. When the weekend rolls around, make sure to take advantage of all the city has to offer. Keep reading for an “ideal” Saturday in Birmingham.
When is there not a good time to visit Vulcan? We just can’t think of any! He’s the largest cast-iron statue in the world and the unifying symbol of Birmingham. Here are 5 reasons to honor our 56-foot tall friend, including a new snack and beverage kiosk at Vulcan Park and Museum where you can enjoy cold drinks in the hot sun, and a glass of wine or beer as the sun goes down.
Austin Perine, the adorable superhero who’s been feeding the homeless since the age of four, is one of many Birmingham heroes who have been recognized for their civic pride and leadership by The Vulcans Community Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2019 awards, but hurry; the July 31 deadline is almost here. Find out more.
Vulcan Park and Museum, known for the largest and most extravagant Independence Day celebrations in the state, are planning the biggest one yet for July 4th, 2019! Get ready to be thrilled by a choreographed display of 2,500 fireworks in honor of Alabama’s bicentennial and our nation’s birthday. We’ve pulled together a list of the best viewing spots in Birmingham, parties and tips for making the most of the extravaganza.
The 13 community members who were honored at the 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards are hardworking individuals who work tirelessly to make Birmingham a better place. Find out more about their stories here.
Are you a professional in the Birmingham area who wants to get involved and give back to our community, while building skills, networking and enhancing that important resume. Look no further! Vulcan Park and Museum is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Junior Leadership Board. ⠀