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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    Valor in the Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 9, 2016

    Valor in the Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge with Niki Sepsas

    Friday, December 9, at 1 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    The story of Adolf Hitler’s last great offensive of World War II that pitted his finest armored and infantry divisions against the Allies during Christmas 1944.

    ...more


    North Pole Express

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

    November 18 - December 17, 2016

    All aboard! Join us for a magical trip to the North Pole!

    “All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train...more

    Ride the Santa Special

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

    November 26 - December 17, 2016

    Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and...more

    8th Annual Wreaths Across America

    Presented by Blue Star Salute Foundation, Inc.

    December 17, 2016

    This is a Nationwide fundraising effort to provide a live Maine Balsam Wreath for every Veteran's grave each Christmas season. Locally the Blue Star Salute endeavor is to place a wreath on every...more

    Introduction to Genealogy

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    January 3 - December 20, 2016

    Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. No registration is required. The same content will be...more

    The National Parks: America's Best Idea - A Film by Ken Burns

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 27 - December 29, 2016

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of this Emmy-winning film by Ken Burns.

    The National Parks is the story of an idea as...more

    Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    June 18 - December 31, 2016

    When the NAACP was banned in the state of Alabama in 1956, Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and a group of community organizers formed the ACMHR in its absence. This exhibit, with help from the...more

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    July 26 - December 31, 2016

    The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 6, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

    Presented by Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    January 7 - January 8, 2017

    Ernie and Helen Bean of Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC have been in business 30 years producing high-quality shows that are consistently well attended by the public. Our hallmark of...more

    Where None Had Gone Before: The Race to the South Pole with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 9, 2017

    Where None Had Gone Before: The Race to the South Pole with Niki Sepsas

    Monday, January 9, at 1 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Hear the story of...more

    The History and Mystery of Absinthe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 13, 2017

    Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Sip along as bartender and author Clair McLafferty discusses hot cocktails that will keep you warm...more

    11Th Annual MLK Youth Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Youth Parade Will KMick-off The 2017 MLK Holiday Weekend. The Parade Will Be Held On January 14, 2017 In Houston's Midtown Originating On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street Beginning...more

    MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

    Presented by Leftover Energy, LLC

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Day 5K Drum Run/Walk is a celebration of the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in Birmingham, Alabama. Starting and finishing in Kelly Ingram Park in the Civil Rights District,...more

    Reflect and Rejoice: MLK Concert

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    January 15, 2017

    Join us for our annual celebration of the legacy and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. This year we are joined by actor Brandon McCall for a presentation...more

    23rd Annual MLK Parade Grande Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 16, 2017

    The MLK Grande Paarde Is One Of The Largest Single Day Multicultural Events In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK national Holiday Observance. The Parade Will Be Held On Jnauary 16, 2017 In...more

    Edison - documentary screening

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 17, 2017

    Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the...more

    Genealogy 101: The Bases Are Loaded! Databases for Genealogy

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 17, 2017

    Genealogy 101: The Bases Are Loaded! Databases for Genealogy

    Tuesday, January 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower Level) 

     Don’t be...more

    Ghost Tour Reveal with S.C.A.R.E.

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 19, 2017

    Ghost Tour Reveal with S.C.A.R.E.

    Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    The Spirit Communication and Research Group will be...more

    Homeschool Hour: Virtual-Reality

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 19, 2017

    Homeschool Hour: Virtual-Reality Thursday, January 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium Want to see the latest technology and advances in virtual-reality?...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    What Archaeology Teaches Us About Our Religions and Ourselves

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    January 9 - February 6, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents WHAT ARCHAEOLOGY TEACHES US ABOUT OUR RELIGIONS AND OURSELVES with instructor James Riley Strange, Associate Professor of Religion, Samford University....more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    March 18 - March 19, 2017

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Spring Show

    Presented by Alabama Gun Collectors Association at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    March 18 - March 19, 2017

    The Alabama Gun Collector's Association is presenting it's annual "Salute to Veterans" gun show. This gun show features firearms used by our veterans while they defended our liberties and firearms...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    April 7, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    May 5, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 2, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Fiddler on the Roof

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    June 9 - June 25, 2017

    When Jewish milkman Tevye’s daughter falls in love with a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher chosen for her, the father strives to maintain "Tradition” in one of Broadway’s most...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 7, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Jazz House Poetry

    Presented by WordSpeak Literary Entertainment / We Are Rtists and REV Birmingham

    June 16, 2016 - July 20, 2017

    There is poetry, painting, opera! There will be amazing drinks (brought by You)!! This is the Ensley Your Grandparents remember.  The Ensley that is Alive with art!  The open mic at the...more

    Newsies

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    July 7 - July 30, 2017

    When a charismatic newsboy dreams of a better life from the hardships of the streets, he takes on a powerful and corrupt establishment in a David-versus-Goliath struggle. Seize the day with the...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    August 4, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    September 1, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    October 6, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    November 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 1, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    Ongoing

    Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as "The Official State Coal Mining...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park... It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

    Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can...more

    Bessemer Hall of History

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    Ongoing

    The Bessemer Hall of History offers something for everyone. Plan to visit the Hall soon to "relive" the history of the area through photographs, machinery, books and many other...more

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Alabama Museum of Natural History at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology,...more

    Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and...more

    Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. Home to the world's best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over...more

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Arlington is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a...more

    Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

    Presented by Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington at Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, Columbiana

    Ongoing

    The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington collection focuses on art and artifacts from the colonial period through 1865. The collection contains paintings, letters, furniture, porcelain,...more

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    This art-deco museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the...more

    Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum

    Presented by Jesse Owens Memorial Park at Jesse Owens Memorial Park, Danville

    Ongoing

    In the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the...more

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through...more

    Heritage Hall Museum

    Presented by Heritage Hall Museum at Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega

    Ongoing

    Heritage Hall, located in the heart of Talladega's historic Silk Stocking District, has been open to the public since 1983. Housed in the former Jemison-Carnegie Public Library building originally...more

    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives

    Presented by Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. at Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives, Columbiana

    Ongoing

      The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. is dedicated to the discovery, collection, and preservation of all things related to the history of Shelby County Alabama; to the encouragement,...more

    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    Presented by Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum , Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The purpose of the ASHOF is to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names, deeds and records of those, living and dead, who by achievement or service, have brought lasting fame and honor to the...more

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