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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    UVH 12 FDR: The New Deal

    Presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Alabama and University of Alabama

    July 3 - July 24, 2014

    Franklin D. Roosevelt efforts of overcoming the challenges of the Great Depression vs. current presidents and similar crises. Review New Deal programs successes and failures.

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    Doggie Work Day

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park

    August 2, 2014

    Join us as Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM until Noon as we continue to prepare for the opening of Remy's Dog Park! Call 205-202-6043 or email ...more

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    August 6, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum presents Share Your History Days. On the first Wednesday of each month (until Dec. 2014) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, VPM’s Director of Education and Museum...more

    Radio Hero: The Story of Paul “Tall Paul” White with Bob Friedman

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 7, 2014

    Join us for Bob Friedman’s dynamic presentation on Black-oriented Radio in Birmingham. This is a riveting account of a vital, yet too often overlooked, aspect of the city’s heritage....more

    Can You Repeat That? A game show of the Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center and Virginia Samford Theatre at Virginia Samford Theatre

    August 7, 2014

    Watch Birmingham history entertainingly repeat itself in a 90-minute live game show on stage at the Virginia Samford Theatre.  "Can You Repeat That?" the Birmingham History Center...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    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

    Sidewalk E-Series #8 - Equality

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre

    August 19, 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

    Tannehill VolksJam

    Presented by Tannehill VolksJam at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    August 23, 2014

    Same show as always on the 4th Saturday in August at Tannehill State Park. Same show, same people running it, only the name is new.

    We just want to put on a good VW show, plain and simple...more

    Greyhound Centennial Tour

    Presented by Greyhound

    August 23, 2014

    Celebrating 100 years of service, Greyhound is bringing its Centennial Mobile Museum Tour to Birmingham! The tour will feature a bus converted into a mobile museum displaying memorabilia such as...more

    L'Chaim 2014

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center

    August 24, 2014

    Jazz guitarist Eric Essix will perform at The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center’s annual L’Chaim (“to life”) fundraiser on Sunday, August 24, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Temple...more

    Brown Bag Lunch Series - August 2014

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook)

    August 6 - August 27, 2014

    The doors open at noon and the program begins promptly at 12:30pm. Please bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided. For more information, contact Katie at 205-445-1118 or...more

    Celebrate America!

    Presented by American Village at American Village

    June 2 - August 29, 2014

    Special Summer Program. Step back in time and become part of the great American journey for independence.


    Veterans Salute Sundays

    Presented by American Village at American Village

    June 1 - August 31, 2014

    Through art, sculpture, graphics and multimedia technology, the National Shrine and Register of Honor tells the stories of those in each generation who have served and sacrificed for American and...more

    23rd Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 1, 2014

    On Labor Day you can participate in Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers hold...more

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    September 3, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum presents Share Your History Days. On the first Wednesday of each month (until Dec. 2014) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, VPM’s Director of Education and Museum...more

    Miss Vulcan 1939

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    September 5 - September 6, 2014

    This original theatrical production presented in partnership with Red Mountain Theatre Company will take place on Vulcan’s park grounds atop Red Mountain this fall in honor of the 75th...more

    Alabama Forge Council Annual Blacksmithing Conference

    Presented by Alabama Forge Council at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    September 6 - September 7, 2014

    The Alabama Forge Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge of Blacksmithing skills and works to promote the continued re-discovery of the art of Blacksmithing.The AFC is an...more

    Vulcan Keepsakes

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    December 1, 2013 - September 7, 2014

    Vulcan Keepsakes: Iron Man Memorabilia from the Birmingham Community Since his display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Vulcan has inspired an untold numbers of souvenirs. There have been...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    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

    Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    June 28 - September 21, 2014

    The samurai are universally recognized warriors. Tales of their heroics have fascinated people since the 12th century. Bushido (The Way of the Samurai) is the code of chivalry by which they lived,...more

    Sidewalk E-Series #9 - Equality

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre

    September 23, 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

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    May 17 - September 27, 2014

    RIDE THE TRAIN! The golden age of railroads and the rich heritage of the people who built and operated them come together at the Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum for the state of...more

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    October 1, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum presents Share Your History Days. On the first Wednesday of each month (until Dec. 2014) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, VPM’s Director of Education and Museum...more

    Fire Prevention Parade

    Presented by Montevallo Chamber of Commerce

    October 4, 2014

    Fire trucks and sirens, oh my! This event is great for families. Parade begins on Main Street at 10 AM.


    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    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

    Sidewalk E-Series #10 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre

    October 21, 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

    Magic City Classic

    Presented by Bruno Event Team at Legion Field Stadium--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board

    October 25, 2014

    73rd State Farm MAGIC CITY CLASSIC presented by Coca-Cola. The #1 black college classic in the country featuring the Alabama State University Hornets vs the Alabama A&M University...more

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    November 5, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum presents Share Your History Days. On the first Wednesday of each month (until Dec. 2014) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, VPM’s Director of Education and Museum...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

    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

    Sidewalk E-Series #11 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre

    November 18, 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

    Jerusalem - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center

    May 23 - November 26, 2014

    The Promised Land for the Jews, the Holy Land to Christians, and the Land of the Prophets to the Muslim world.

    Explore for the first time in IMAX this crossroads of civilization and faith....more

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    December 3, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum presents Share Your History Days. On the first Wednesday of each month (until Dec. 2014) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, VPM’s Director of Education and Museum...more

    Sidewalk E-Series #12 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre

    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

    American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    September 10 - December 31, 2014

     American Boricua is an exhibition of photography by Wanda Benvenutti that follows the history of Puerto Rican life in all 50 states of the U.S. by . Wanda is traveling throughout the country...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    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

    To the Arctic - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center

    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

    Abraham-in-Motion

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

    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

    TCI and the Company Town

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

    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

    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

    Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    Presented by Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    August 24, 2010 - on going

    Sloss is currently the only twentieth-century blast furnace in the U.S. being preserved and interpreted as an historic industrial site. The dramatic scale and complexity of the plant's industrial...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    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

    Bessemer Hall of History

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

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    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

    Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection

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

    August 3, 2010 - on going

    The Westervelt Collection is one of the world’s finest collections of paintings, sculptures, furniture, and decorative arts. The halls of the museum are filled with works of prominent...more

    Southern Museum of Flight

    Presented by Southern Museum of Flight at Southern Museum of Flight

    August 16, 2010 - on going

    The Southern Museum of Flight is dedicated to presenting civilian, military, and experimental aircraft and memorabilia from the earliest history of powered flight. The 68,000 square foot facility...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    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

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

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

    October 18, 2010 - on going

    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

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    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

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    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

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    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

    January 4, 2011 - on going

    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

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    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

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