Explore Vulcan Park and Museum’s indoor and outdoor exhibits that recount the region’s history as well as the story of Vulcan, the iconic 56-foot tall statue that has overlooked the urban landscape of Alabama’s largest city since the 1930s.
Red Mountain Rising: An Oral History Collection
On View August 17, 2012 - January 25, 2013
The Red Mountain Park mines closed in 1969, but their memory lives on in the miners of Tennessee Coal and Iron. Organized by the Red Mountain Park Greenway Commission, Red Mountain Rising: An Oral History Collection features the stories of miners whose efforts raised Birmingham into the Southern city of iron and steel. Join us as we salute the opening of Red Mountain Park and honor some of the people who built Birmingham.
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