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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    Mine Hikes with Gary Bostany

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    November 23, 2014

    Join Vulcan volunteer and mining history buff Gary Bostany and hike Ruffner Mountain's trails; view some of the mining relics, iron-ore crushers, and mine openings that visitors rarely get to see. Ruffner Mountain was once home to the Sloss-Sheffield Mines where iron ore and limestone were extracted and then sent to Sloss Furnaces. Discover Ruffner's role in the mining heyday of Birmingham while exploring ...more


    Christmas at Arlington

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

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Christmas at Arlington is Arlington’s gift to the City of Birmingham. Visitors are invited to ‘step back in time’ as local decorators adorn rooms of the museum in period holiday...more

    Rustically Regal Holiday Home Tour

    Presented by West Jefferson County Historical Society

    December 7, 2014

    Before Downton Abbey’s Granthams and Crawleys there were Alabama’s Sadlers, Owens and McAdorys. Although not as wealthy, they were just as influential. Come discover the rustic,...more

    Sidewalk E-Series #12 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    December 9, 2014

     The E-Series is a year long film and discussion series designed to stimulate conversations about four issues that are particularly relevant to the Birmingham metro area today- Economic...more

    The Fountys: An Award Show Celebrating the Heroes of Art History

    Presented by Bottletree Cafe at Bottletree Cafe, Birmingham

    December 12, 2014

    Inspired by Marcel Duchamp's infamous 1917 masterpiece, "Fountain" (the urinal), this award show features some of Birmingham's most beloved artists and art enthusiasts dressed in...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    December 9 - December 17, 2014

    Now accepting reservations for our annual Christmas Lunch and Tour.

    Your Luncheon hostess will be First Lady Dolley Madison. She will greet you in Liberty Hall, inspired...more

    Dance Africa Birmingham

    Presented by Nathifa Dance Company

    October 11 - December 20, 2014

    Dance Africa Birmingham 2014 fall project will start in October and run through December. The classes will cover a variety of African dances and the history associated with the dances. The classes...more

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 29 - December 20, 2014

    Santa rides the train with you and gives a special treat to each child!  Tell him what you would like for Christmas and take photos with Santa! Ride last around 1 hour.


    Kwanzaa Kraft

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 30, 2014

    Help us celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa by making take home crafts.


    So Close to Heaven

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    October 25 - December 31, 2014

    So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture of Asia from the Collection of June “Jimmy” deH. and Henry H. Weldon includes pieces that date from the fifth to the twentieth centuries and come...more

    Artistic Perseverance

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

    October 14 - December 31, 2014

    "Artistic Perseverance" features the work of Steve R. Skipper, internationally known for his college and professional sports themes. This exhibition, which will be displayed in the...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when...more

    Birmingham Beach Shaggers Dance

    Presented by Birmingham Beach Shaggers at Kelly Ingram VFW Post #668, Birmingham

    July 29, 2014 - January 6, 2015

    Dances held most Tuesday nights, except the Tuesday before the 2nd Friday dance. Music by DJ. Casual attire.

    The Beach Shaggers of Birmingham is a non-profit social shag club.  Our...more

    To the Arctic - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 21, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic" tells the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced...more

    The Magic of Model Trains Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    The holidays are picking up steam at McWane Science Center with the return of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features...more

    Wonders of the Universe

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

    October 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    On Oct. 14, "Wonders of the Universe," 21 paintings by local artist James Dean, Jr., opens in BCRI's Vann Gallery. The artist describes the works: "It is my sincere hope that...more

    Live the Dream

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Southside Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 5 - January 16, 2015

    Patrons can stop by Southside Library and post their "dream" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday.


    Abraham-in-Motion

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Dance Council at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    January 17, 2015

    Kyle Abraham is one of the fastest rising stars in the modern dance world, in demand as a performer, choreographer and collaborator. Abraham received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    February 5, 2015

    William J. Benjamin, OD, MS, PhD, an Associate Dean at the UAB School of Optometry and a Professor of Optometry & Vision Sciences, will present Lewis & Clark: First Eye Care...more

    Mandela

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    February 5 - February 8, 2015

    Renowned playwright Cheryl L. Davis (Barnstormer, MLK Project) and poet Shariff Simmons collaborate on this original work based on the lives impacted by legendary humanitarian, Nelson Mandela....more

    The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 12, 2015

    Meet master storyteller Abayomi Goodall as she inhabits the spirit of Harriet Tubman. She will describe her experiences from a slave to a soldier.


    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    March 6, 2015

    Bert Hansen, PhD, a Professor of History at Baruch College, The City University of New York, will present Louis Pasteur and the Pleasures of Art.


    TCI and the Company Town

    Presented by Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla

    March 22, 2014 - March 12, 2015

    TCI and the Company Town explores the daily lives of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company workers living in company towns in the Birmingham District. It features artifacts from various TCI...more

    Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2014 - March 27, 2015

    Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    April 7, 2015

    Harriet Amos Doss, PhD, an Associate Professor in the UAB Department of History, will present The Civil War’s Impact Upon the Psychology of Mobile Residents, 1865.


    17th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

    Presented by Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

    Two day event featuring food and culture of Lebanon. Authentic food including kibbee, grape leaves, tabouleh, grilled chicken, homus, baklawa and more. Dancing by our children performed on stage...more

    Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    Presented by Gardendale Magnolia Festival at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Featured on Food Network and Cooking Channel! Voted Birmingham Parent magazine’s Family Favorite Fair/Festival 2014. 205-514-6799. The Total Family...more

    Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    January 30 - April 26, 2015

    The exhibition, organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and sponsored by PNC, will be on view from January 30 - April 26, 2015, and will feature works by the greatest masters of the Dutch...more

    The Desert Song: Directed by Kristin Kenning

    Presented by Birmingham Music Club at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    May 8 - May 10, 2015

     Broadway & The Birmingham Music Club, in conjunction with Patty McDonald, continues its return to Light Opera with this classic production. It will be directed by Kristin Kenning, who is...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    September 24, 2010 - 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

    September 20, 2010 - 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

    September 24, 2010 - 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

    October 18, 2010 - 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

    September 20, 2010 - 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

    September 20, 2010 - 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

    September 20, 2010 - 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

    January 4, 2011 - 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

    September 24, 2010 - 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

    January 10, 2011 - 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

    July 27, 2008 - 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

    History Matters! Lecture Series: NEW DEAL WITCH HUNT: Civil Liberties during the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations

    Presented by Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection at Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection, Tuscaloosa

    January 20, 2011 - Ongoing

    featuring DR. DAVID BEITO - Dr. Beito is the author of Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance during the Great Depression (1989); From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social...more

    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives

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

    January 31, 2011 - 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

    Heritage Hall Museum

    Presented by Heritage Hall Museum at Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega

    May 20, 2011 - 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

    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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

    September 20, 2010 - 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

    Anniston Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Anniston Museum of Natural History at Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston

    September 1, 2011 - Ongoing

    Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of Anniston Museum of Natural...more

    Soviet Era Aircraft at the Southern Museum of Flight

    Presented by Southern Museum of Flight at Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham

    April 10, 2012 - Ongoing

    The Southern Museum of Flight recently acquired two Soviet-era aircraft – the Mi-24 Hind and the An-2 Colt. The aircraft arrived on April 10th, 2012 and the Hind is now on display. Our...more

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

    Presented by Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield

    May 1, 2012 - Ongoing

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is located on the site of the historic Bibb Naval Furnace, the only ironworks owned by the Confederacy. Brieffield Ironworks Historical State Park...more

    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Presented by Moundville at Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville

    October 3, 2011 - Ongoing

    The Moundville site, occupied from around A.D. 1000 until A.D. 1450, is a large settlement of Mississippian culture on the Black Warrior River in central Alabama. At the time of Moundville’s...more

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