September 12, 2019


Guess what, Birmingham? There is more to Vulcan than just the statue.

That’s right! The big guy atop Red Mountain has a lot more to offer you than just the strain on your neck from trying to see what color the torch is today before you realize, oh yeah, he’s not holding that anymore.

Since 2004, there has been a museum here. Sidenote: If you want the full story of who Vulcan is, check out our story. Not just any museum, but one that tells the comprehensive story of Birmingham. It’s hands-on, interactive, and wonderful…and it includes the torch you were straining your neck to see (spoiler alert: we took the red lights off – green on purpose.)

But more importantly, there are things happening here. We don’t just throw everything out on display, dust off our hands and then walk away for our content to speak for itself. Nope. We don’t even just want to tell you all about it. We want to help you EXPERIENCE Birmingham’s history. Because the greatest thing about Birmingham’s history…is its PEOPLE! And guess who Vulcan represents?   

Vulcan Park Foundation was created to preserve Vulcan as the symbol for the Birmingham region to advance knowledge and understanding of Birmingham’s history and culture, and to encourage exploration of the region. So in the spirit of Vulcan and all he represents, we are bringing this blog to you as a way to show you more about the history of the area, what is going on behind the scenes with our recently acquired Birmingham History Center Collection at Vulcan Park and Museum and highlight some neat historical things going on throughout the ‘Magic City’. 

Check back for weekly posts! We can’t wait to take you… behind the apron!

Posted by Lindsay Elliott, Vulcan Park and Museum's Collections Manager.