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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    "Kreplach and Dim Sum--Yes, There are Jews in China!"

    Presented by Birmingham International Center and Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    April 26, 2015

    This event features Robyn Helzner who shares stories, photos, video and music to explore the extraordinary history of the Jewish communities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Kaifeng; and traces their emergence as the fastest growing Jewish region in the world. This event is open to the public for free, but RSVP is required.

    Acclaimed for her concerts and recordings of Jewish music, ...more


    Birmingham Beach Shaggers 4th Tuesday of the Month Dance

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

    April 28, 2015

    Music by DJ. Casual attire. Great wooden dance floor. Reasonably priced cash bar.

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

    OLLI Bonus Program: All Aboard: A History of the Railroads with Jack Norris – Brown Bag Lunch

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 29, 2015

    Join us as acclaimed railroad speaker Jack Norris brings his "Lifelong Railroad Odyssey" to the library.  Norris takes the audience from his early obsession with railroads to his...more

    Historic Hollywood House Tour

    Presented by Hollywood Garden Club

    May 3, 2015

    The tour will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year there are 4 historic homes lined up - 2 spanish and 2 tudors. This year's spectacular line-up of homes...more

    The Discussion Lounge: Brown/Black Relations in Birmingham

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

    May 5, 2015

    To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will present "The Discussion Lounge: Brown/Black Relations
    in Birmingham," which will feature a panel...more

    Amos Kennedy: THANK YOU FOR BUYING A POSTER!

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    April 17 - May 6, 2015

    PaperWorkers Local is very proud to welcome home Alabama native and letterpress-printing-boat-rocker Amos Kennedy.

    Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

    The...more

    Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: The Medal of Honor with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 7, 2015

    Our country has awarded the Medal of Honor, our highest military award, to only about 3,400 recipients since the award was created. Of that number, fewer than 140 are alive today. This program...more

    A. H. Parker High School 115th Years Celebration

    Presented by A.H. Parker High School United Alumni Association, Inc. at Sheraton Hotel Downtown, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    Arthur Harold Parker High School will be celebrating it's 115th Anniversary.

    Thursday, May 7th will be the Meet & Greet starting @ 6:30 pm

    Friday, May 8th, 8:00 pm-...more

    Hidden: A Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2015

    Ben Benninga was born in 1934 in a small town in Eastern Holland, only five miles from the German border. Ben and his family lived a quiet life until the Germans invaded on May 10, 1940.  By...more

    Hidden: A Holocaust Survivor's Testimony

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2015

    The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Homewood Public Library, and the Henry Frohsin Family are pleased to bring Ben Karel Benninga and his story of survival to the Birmingham community. Born...more

    Barber Historics featuring Lotus

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 15 - May 17, 2015

    The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park is pleased to announce the first annual Barber Historics featuring Lotus to be held on...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    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

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

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

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    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

    The Desert Song: Directed by Kristin Kenning

    Presented by Birmingham Music Club at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    May 22 - May 24, 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 part...more

    “O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement 1978-1998”

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

    March 17 - May 24, 2015

    “The exhibition features 14 posters that represent a national snapshot of the Unified Black Movement (MNU) between 1978 and 1998," stated Briana Royster, who along with Dr. Teresa...more

    20th Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    May 27, 2015

    Since 1996 the Birmingham Barons have traveled back to historic Rickwood Field once a year to celebrate Birmingham's rich baseball past. The home of the Birmingham Barons from 1910-1987,...more

    Enduring Legacy - The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibition

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

    February 12 - May 30, 2015

    Enduring Legacy - The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit features paintings and drawings by artist, Chris Hopkins. The collection is a visual narrative that records and pays tribute to the African-American...more

    Rail Safety Day

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

    June 4, 2015

    Free Train Rides & fun family activities!

    Alabama Operation LifeSaver, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum co-sponsor Rail Safety Day at...more

    BCRI’s 20th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will hold its 20th annual Juneteenth Culture Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from
    11:00 am to 8:00 pm at Kelly Ingram Park in the historic...more

    Vulcan's 111th Birthday Bash

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    June 7, 2015

    Make plans to attend the BIGGEST Birthday Bash in Birmingham! Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles! Join us as we host...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop: Census and Sensibility Using and Interpreting U.S. Census

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

    June 13, 2015

    First taken in 1790, the U.S. census is probably a genealogist's most-used resource. Beginners and experts alike use the federal census as the starting point for their research. Learn the ins...more

    Mr. Will & Dutch: Alabama's Legendary Bankheads

    Presented by Tallulah Bankhead Tribute and Walker County Arts Alliance

    June 12 - June 13, 2015

    This story of Tallulah Bankhead’s life is told through the eyes of her sister, Eugenia Bankhead Hoyt.  Set at the time of Tallulah’s death in 1968, Eugenia begrudgingly recounts...more

    Father's Day Limited

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

    June 20, 2015

    Treat Dad to a train ride through the forests of Shelby County!  See railroad artifacts, memorabilia, and books in restored depots, and visit the Railroad Signal Yard.  

    Dad...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

    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

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 14 - June 27, 2015

    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

    “Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote- Photographs by Spider Martin"

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

    March 3 - June 28, 2015

    In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March, BCRI will display this important set of images from our collection. A March for the Right to Vote chronicles the Selma to...more

    Mysteries of the Unseen World - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 9 - July 8, 2015

    Mysteries of the Unseen World will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    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

    Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic

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

    April 2 - August 9, 2015

    Throughout the spring 2015 semester, University of Alabama at Birmingham students from Photography in the South course have studied photographs made in and about the South. The curriculum...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    August 15 - August 16, 2015

    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

    “The Roma – Photographs by Karen Graffeo”

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

    July 13 - September 13, 2015

    Photographer Karen Graffeo has garnered unprecedented access into the everyday lives of the Roma people in Eastern Europe. Through her images, she seeks to give insight and understanding to an...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

    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

    Journey to Space - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 20 - September 30, 2015

    Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey to Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    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

    Black Like Who?

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

    July 11 - November 1, 2015

    Drawing on the Museum’s collection and select loans from local private collectors, Black Like Who? explores depictions of the black race in American Art from the early 19th century to...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 21 - November 22, 2015

    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

    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    January 18 - December 20, 2015

    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...more

    “American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States”

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

    September 28, 2015 - January 10, 2016

    American Boricua is the first modern visual history of Puerto Rican life in all 50 states of the U.S. Wanda is traveling throughout the country to interview and photograph Boricuas who live, work,...more

    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

    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

    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

    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

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