Because of a high level of interest and the space limitations at Vulcan Park and Museum, we have decided to move Birmingham Revealed: Alvin Vogtle Escapes to a larger venue. The program will now take place at the auditorium at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, not far from Vulcan Park and Museum (2612 Lane Park Road) on April 26, 2017. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase before the event, so plan to arrive early for this fun evening!
*For those who had already purchased tickets for the original event scheduled for March 21, your email confirmation will still serve as a valid ticket on April 26. If you can not attend on April 26, please contact us for a full refund.*
Our 2017 Birmingham Revealed Cultural Series returns with “Alvin Vogtle Escapes,” the newest one-man play commissioned by Vulcan Park and Museum. Written and directed by Lee Shackleford, the one-act drama highlights the adventurous life of Birmingham resident, Alvin Vogtle, whose story influenced the 1963 film “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen. During World War II, Vogtle attempted to escape German POW camps four times before succeeding on his fifth attempt in March 1945. After the war, Vogtle returned to Birmingham and worked as an attorney, and, in 1970, became the CEO of Southern Company. During his tenure as CEO, he made several tough decisions that resulted in the survival of the company during the energy crisis and its continued success today.
Many thanks to our sponsors Alabama Power Foundation, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Balch Bingham, and Southern Nuclear for their generous support.