The history of Birmingham’s first Middle Eastern community began with the arrival in 1910 of Christian immigrants from the areas known today as Syria and Lebanon. Birmingham’s Early Middle Eastern Community: Celebrating Life and Liturgy, created in collaboration with the St. Elias and St. George congregations, features artifacts highlighting the religious, economic, and social lives of the community.
Birmingham’s Early Middle Eastern Community continues our exploration of the people and cultures who have made Birmingham what it is today. This exhibit is sponsored by Alabama Humanities Alliance, Zyne Family Foundation, Benjamin & Francis David Foundation with additional support provided by: Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Protective, Vulcan Materials, and Regions.
Entrance to the exhibition is included with general admission to VPM. Admission to the exhibit is $6 for 13 and up, $4 for kids ages 5-12 and children under 4 are free. Vulcan Center Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 6.pm. Tickets can be purchased on-site at Vulcan Park & Museum, at the ticket booth.