Journey to the Great Temple of Travel Lecture

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

Sep 05 2019
Journey to the Great Temple of Travel Lecture

Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple of Travel, presents on Birmingham’s iconic Terminal Station.

Join us on September 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. as Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple of Travel, presents on Birmingham’s iconic Terminal Station.

Clemons, whose pictorial history book is based on the historic train depot, will explore its in-depth history and how it affected the many town visitors, residents, and immigrants it welcomed to the Magic City with awe-inspiring grandeur.

Clemon’s book will be available for purchase at The Anvil or www.greattemple.net.

In addition, the Museum will

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Tickets are $10 for general and $8 for Vulcan Park and Museum members.

Contact: 2052034818

Email: lsorrell@visitvulcan.com

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In addition, the Museum will have extended hours for viewing the Terminal Station exhibit.

From 1909-1969, Terminal Station stood as an icon of Birmingham’s boom years. “The Great Temple of Travel,” as it was popularly known, welcomed out of town visitors, residents, and immigrants to the Magic City with awe-inspiring grandeur.  By the 1960s, automobiles and airlines were the favored mode of transportation, and the station was obsolete.  It was demolished in 1969, just days after the last train to depart the station made its final farewell.

Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to present Terminal Station: Birmingham’s Great Temple of Travel in our Linn Henley Gallery from May 17 through December 2019.  The exhibit will explore the in-depth history of Birmingham’s Terminal Station in celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial.  The exhibit based upon the book Great Temple of Travel: A Pictorial History of Birmingham’s Terminal Station by Marvin Clemons, available for purchase at The Anvil or www.greattemple.net.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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