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    Vulcan Park and Museum

    1701 Valley View Drive
    Birmingham , AL 35209
    205.933.1409  |  Fax: 205.933.1776

    Website: visitvulcan.com/index.html


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    Vulcan, Birmingham Alabama's colossal statue is the world's largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States. Designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and cast from local iron in 1904, it has overlooked the urban landscape of Alabama's largest city since the 1930s.But by 1999, the 50-ton statue was in desperate need of repair. The surrounding 10-acre park was closed. Vulcan was...

    Vulcan, Birmingham Alabama's colossal statue is the world's largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States. Designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and cast from local iron in 1904, it has overlooked the urban landscape of Alabama's largest city since the 1930s.But by 1999, the 50-ton statue was in desperate need of repair. The surrounding 10-acre park was closed. Vulcan was removed from his pedestal. Realizing Vulcan's importance to the region's history, city leaders sought public support for its restoration, forming the non-profit Vulcan Park Foundation. The foundation would oversee a master plan to return this colossal statue to his 1904 grandeur.But there was much more. They would also create a dynamic educational park complex interpreting Alabama's rich industrial history for both residents and visitors from across the globe.Today, thanks to public-private partnerships and a $15.5 million campaign, this beloved symbol of Birmingham and the nation's iron and steel industry stands preserved and proud as the centerpiece of it rehabilitated and expanded park, now referred to as Vulcan Park and Museum. Meet Vulcan and learn the fascinating history that makes him so significant to Birmingham!


    Upcoming Events

    Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    August 13, 2010 - on going

    Vulcan Keepsakes

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    December 1, 2013 - September 7, 2014

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    August 6, 2014

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    September 3, 2014

    Miss Vulcan 1939

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    September 5 - September 6, 2014

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    • Event Name: Vulcan AfterTunes 2012
      Article: Jason Isbell, Secret Sisters, Jessica Lea Mayfield booked for 2012 Vulcan AfterTunes (video)
      Birmingham News - Sep 12, 2012
      By Mary Colurso

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The iron man’s shadow looms large at Vulcan Park & Museum. On three Sundays this fall, it’s likely to provide shade for musicians and concertgoers.

      The Vulcan AfterTunes series will return for its eighth season… Expand

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The iron man’s shadow looms large at Vulcan Park & Museum. On three Sundays this fall, it’s likely to provide shade for musicians and concertgoers.

      The Vulcan AfterTunes series will return for its eighth season, presenting singer-songwriters often heard on the Reg’s Coffee House program of Birmingham Mountain Radio.

      Here’s the schedule of shows, all set for 3 p.m. on the park grounds... Collapse

    • Event Name: Beyond Barbecue and Baklava: The Impact of Greek Immigrants on Birmingham’s Culture and Cuisine
      Article: Beyond Barbecue & Baklava: How Greek immigrants defined Birmingham
      Weld for Birmingham - Apr 05, 2012
      By Phillip Ratliff

      Though details may differ, the key points of Triantafillos Balabanos’s journey to Birmingham were like those experienced by other Greek immigrants to the city in the early 1900s. Balabanos began his journey in Tsitalia, a small village in Greece’s mo… Expand

      Though details may differ, the key points of Triantafillos Balabanos’s journey to Birmingham were like those experienced by other Greek immigrants to the city in the early 1900s. Balabanos began his journey in Tsitalia, a small village in Greece’s mountainous southern peninsula, then continued across the Aegean Sea to Piraeus, Greece’s main port, near Athens. There, Balabanos boarded a newly commissioned Greek passenger steamship, the Athinai, bound for New York Harbor. Crossing the Atlantic took about 13 days and likely included stops in other European ports. The Athinai reached New York on Sept. 27, 1909. Immigration officials processed Balabanos’s entry into the United States at Ellis Island. Recent law required the Athinai’s captain, Guiris Coulouras, to testify that Balabanos and his fellow passengers had been examined by the ship’s doctor and would not carry tuberculosis into their new country. Balabanos himself had to indicate whether he could read, if practiced polygamy and, in wake of outbreaks of imported political discord, subscribed to anarchy. Collapse

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