March 25, 2020

Vulcan Park & Museum Shows Unity with Special Lighting

Vulcan Park & Museum will stand in solidarity with the Birmingham community during the COVID-19 pandemic with its special light presentation beginning tonight.

Starting at dusk, Vulcan will appear slightly different. The pedestal will stay dark and Vulcan will be lit in his signature white to give a message of hope.  This will occur nightly until further notice.

Vulcan Park & Museum President and CEO Darlene Negrotto hopes the focus on Vulcan is a reminder of his symbolic importance for many generations.

“Vulcan stands a constant reminder of who we were, who we are and who we will be,” Negrotto said. “The stories of members in our community helping each other in wake of this adversity can serve as an inspiration for us all.  It is our hope that the lighting of Vulcan will inspire others to join us in the spirit of community.”

This lighting capability is made possible through the generous support of The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham with their centennial gift to the city.

Understanding the fluidity of the current issue, the following adjustments have been made on the property:

  • The park grounds, including Kiwanis Centennial Plaza, will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, free of charge.
  • Vulcan Center, The Anvil and Vulcan’s Observation Tower are closed until further notice
  • Out of abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed the picnic area and removed the tables and chairs on the overlook. Handrails and branches are sanitized daily
  • All student and adult programs have been canceled
  • For any private event, please contact the event organizer for more information