Category: Birmingham history

Explore The Vulcan Park And Museum

Vulcan Park Observation Tower and Statue
If you are a Birmingham native, you have most likely seen the Vulcan statue that looks over downtown Birmingham, Alabama. But do you know what this statue represents? Did you know there is a whole museum located next to it? Make sure you check out the Vulcan Park And Museum... [read more]

Birmingham: The Original Home of Veterans Day

Veterans Day
Did you know that Birmingham, AL was the site of the very first Veterans Day Parade in 1947? It’s true. This holiday celebrating the brave men and women who fight to protect our freedoms will once again be officially observed on Monday, November 12, 2018. Birmingham will also be holding... [read more]

The Vulcan: The History of the Birmingham Statue

Birmingham City Skyline
Birmingham’s success dates back to a time when iron was the primary source of wealth in the area. Because of this, it seems only appropriate that Vulcan is the statue that overlooks the tall buildings and winding highways in the city. The Vulcan has been through many changes since its... [read more]