What do Jesse Owens, Charles Barkley, and Alice Coachman have in common? They’re all Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductees and they’re all Olympians. Discover these Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductees and more in Vulcan Park and Museum’s latest exhibit.
Going for the Gold: Alabama’s Olympians and Paralympians introduces all 25 Olympians and Paralympians on the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame roster. With photos and engaging AR technology, Going for the Gold reminds us the state is not just a football powerhouse. Figure skating, diving, swimming, track and field, wheelchair rugby and more are represented in this exhibit, by athletes whose careers span a century of competition.
Going for the Gold is on view in the Birmingham Today gallery at Vulcan Park and Museum. 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.
Going for the Gold: Alabama’s Olympians and Paralympians is supported with corporate sponsors Protective, Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Regions and Vulcan Materials.