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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    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 Specialist invite members of the community to contribute historical items, photos or oral histories concerning Vulcan and/or the Birmingham region to be considered for future educational programs, exhibits and research. Items ...more


    UAB Friend Lecture Series presents Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi

    Presented by UAB Department of Art & Art History at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

    September 18, 2014

    Artist, art historian, and curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Ph.D., has been selected for the 2014 Edward M. and Hermione C. Friend Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham....more

    William DeVan; World-Class Pianist

    Presented by Birmingham Music Club at Hill Recital Hall - Birmingham-Southern College

    September 19, 2014

     A world class pianist, William Devan, will be performing piano favorites from around the world. DeVan is a former faculty member at Birmingham-Southern Colloege, and he now performs...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

    Heartland Cruisers Run To The Mill Open Car Show

    Presented by Heartland Cruisers Car Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    September 27, 2014

    Open Car Show benefiting Grace House Ministries. Award Classes: Original, Survivor, Street Rod, Custom, Import, Motorcycle, Under Construction. Door Prizes, Dash Plaques, Goody...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

    42nd Annual Greek Festival

    Presented by Greek Festival at Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral

    September 25 - September 27, 2014

    OPA! It’s that time of year again for the 42nd Annual Greek Festival set for September 25-27 from 10:30am-10:00pm. It’s one of Birmingham’s most highly anticipated events and a...more

    Yesterday: An Exhibition of Pictorial Quilts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 18 - September 28, 2014

    The exhibition features 15 narrative quilts and will be displayed from July 18 - September 28, 2014 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery.

    An African-American folk artist with an international...more

    Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement Through Music and Civil Unrest

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    August 5 - September 30, 2014

    BCRI will present “Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement through Music and Civil Rights,” a photography exhibition by Birmingham resident Cassandra Griffen on Tuesday, August 5...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.


    Sparks in the Dark

    Presented by Alabama Art Casting at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    October 4, 2014

    Alabama Art Casting is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and education organization.  We are devoted to educating the public about traditional and modern methods of pattern making, mold making, and...more

    EDRW - Everybody’s Gotta Eat Poster Exhibit

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

    September 22 - October 10, 2014

    Created by Debra Riffe, this exhibit highlights Southern culture and its food. It will be located on the first floor of the Central Library. Riffe's exhibit Every Line Tells a Story is on...more

    Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Woodcarvers Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    Brushstrokes Between Cuts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 22 - October 12, 2014

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will feature “Brushstrokes Between Cuts,” the first major visual art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter “Pooley”...more

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Fall Show

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

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    The Alabama Gun Collector's Association began in 1954 by seven men with a vision of developing a group who could come together for discussion and trade of their shared interest in firearms....more

    10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

     The 10TH Annual Barber Vintage Festival is three days of motorcycle entertainment.  It features a variety of events including vintage motorcycle road racing, vintage...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Homestead Hollow festivals feature fine arts, unique - one of a kind - hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days. See wood carving, ironwork, blacksmithing, smoke house...more

    Maestro Goes To Motown

    Presented by Birmingham Music Club at Hoover Public Library

    October 14, 2014

    This popular concert, which was originally presented for the school children, is also being presented for the public this season! All your Motown favorites in exciting live performances, with an...more

    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

    Soldiers in Hoop Skirts with Dolores Hydock

    Presented by Irondale Public Library and Alabama Humanities Foundation at Irondale Public Library

    October 23, 2014

    The Friends of the Irondale Library invite you to an evening with Dolores Hydock.

    Soldiers in Hoop Skirts: Nurses, Spies and Other Fighting Women of the...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

    Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express

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

    October 4 - October 26, 2014

    The entire family will enjoy an autumn ride aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. Join in the fun as we visit the pumpkin patch for a hayride, jumpstation, cornstalk maze, coloring, and fun tattoos....more

    Old Baker Farm Harvest Season

    Presented by Old Baker Farm at Old Baker Farm

    September 27 - October 31, 2014

    Open to the public September 27 - October 31.

    2014 COTTON PICKIN' CELEBRATION! - Living History and Arts & Crafts Festival! Exhibitors from all over the South including handmade...more

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

    Presented by Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    The annual Fall Rally and Swap meet for the DDMVC. We also conduct our Annual Meeting on Saturday starting with lunch.


    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

    Veterans Day Tribute

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Alabama Veterans Memorial

    November 9, 2014

    Hosted by the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, this ceremony will focus on Alabama’s involvement in the war, honoring the Service of All Veterans Across the Years Around the...more

    Raymond Weeks Memorial Service

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Linn Park

    November 10, 2014

    In memory and honor of the founder of America’s National Veterans Day for his leadership and example of patriotism in action, featuring remarks by Mayor William Bell. Located at the...more

    Veteran's Day Parade

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium

    November 11, 2014

    Parade begins at 1:30
    1.Start on 18th St. and 8th Ave N.
    2.South on 18th St. to 2nd Ave N.
    3.East on 2nd Ave N. to 22nd St.
    4.North on 22nd St. to 5th Ave N.
    5.West...more

    Veterans Memorial Service

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Cathedral Church of the Advent

    November 11, 2014

    A memorial service recognizing and honoring those Veterans who have passed away this past year. Conducted by The Forty and Eight, an independent, by invitation, honor organization...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

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow

    November 14 - November 16, 2014

    Homestead Hollow festivals feature fine arts, unique - one of a kind - hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days. See wood carving, ironwork, blacksmithing, smoke house...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

    Theatre UAB presents “Women of War”

    Presented by Theatre UAB - University of Alabama Birmingham Theater Department at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

    November 12 - November 22, 2014

    “Women of War,” created by Rebecca Harper and Karla Koskinen and directed by Rebecca Harper.

    Shows at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 19-21, and at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22,...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

    Tannehill Crafter's Open House

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

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    This is the end of the season for our resident crafters and offers refreshments and handmade items.
     


    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

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

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    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

    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

    Tannehill Christmas Candlelight Tour

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Christmas Candlelight Tour offers a holiday presentation of historical events based during the Civil War Era.

    Tannehill Park is a day use park open 365 days a year. Park usage is...more

    Christmas at Arlington

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

    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

    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

    A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

    Presented by American Village at American Village

    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

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    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.


    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...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

    So Close to Heaven

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    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

    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

    Birmingham Beach Shaggers Dance

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

    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

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