October 22, 2019


Vulcans on Parade Continues to Celebrate Birmingham’s History and Culture

Birmingham, Ala. – Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the unveiling of a new Vulcans on Parade statue on Friday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of Oak Mountain Elementary School, located at 5640 Cahaba Valley Road.

The statue was completed by Oak Mountain Elementary School’s art teacher, Carol Popwell. It will be installed in the front of the school facing the carpool line so members of the community can see him as they visit the school. This civic art project led by Vulcan’s Junior Leadership Board is the first Vulcans on Parade project hosted at k-12 public school.

The statue will be named “Leadership Starts Here.” The name and inspiration behind the statue’s design stem from Popwell’s curriculum that incorporates historical information about Vulcan Park and Museum, Sloss Furnace and Birmingham’s industrial beginnings.

Vulcans on Parade is a community art project led by Vulcans Junior Leadership Board. It began as the brainchild of a team of young professionals participating in the 2015 Project Corporate Leadership class. This program brings together young, local leaders to learn how to become more involved in the community and to focus on becoming leaders of tomorrow.

Local businesses, communities, or individuals who would like to get involved in the project can learn more by visiting http://visitvulcan.com/vulcans-on-parade/.


About Vulcan® Park and Museum

Vulcan Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates Vulcan Park and Museum on behalf of the City of Birmingham. Vulcan Park and Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote Vulcan as the symbol for the Birmingham region, advance knowledge and understanding of Birmingham’s history and culture, and to encourage exploration of the region.