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Third-graders at Shades Cahaba went to Ruffner Mountain on a field trip. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:15 PM Shades Cahaba

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School students helped historical figures come to life through a recent book report project. more

Mar 22, 2016 7:07 PM Private Schools

Vulcan Holocaust Exhibit Elliott Berney

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Darkness Into Life: Alabama’s Holocaust Survivors Through Photography and Art opens to the public Friday and will be showcased in the museum’s Linn-Henley Gallery through May 16, 2016. more

Sep 24, 2015 4:03 PM News

Wesson was one of more than 200 participants who attended the 19th annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, a three-day workshop for teachers hosted by the Museum in mid-July. more

Aug 18, 2015 3:54 PM HMS

1113 Edgewood Lake History

Photo courtesy of Birmingham, Ala. Public Library Archives.

Vulcan Park & Museum has planned a walking tour of Edgewood for Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. John Morse and Pam King will lead the tour, with guest commentary by Jane Reed Ross and Sheryl Spradling Summe. more

Apr 28, 2015 1:50 PM News

A new Homewood pictorial history book will be released around Christmas 2015. more

Dec 29, 2014 3:11 PM News

0114 Homewood History Hunt

Photo courtesy of Jake Collins.

On Saturday, Nov. 22, Jake Collins will be at the Homewood Public Library from 9 a.m. to noon scanning photos to be considered for a new pictorial history book. more

Oct 28, 2014 3:03 PM News

McCormick Fossils

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Normal rocks don’t come with scales. That’s what Brent McCormick and his son, Thomas, thought when they were laying riverbed rocks for landscaping at their house. more

Apr 25, 2014 5:07 PM People

Miss Fancy Historical Society

Photo courtesy of Herb Griffin.

One of Miss Fancy's fans, Dr. Bill Chitwood, will present his documentary on Miss Fancy and her handler, John Todd, at the Homewood Historical Society meeting Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. more

Mar 27, 2014 3:30 PM News

0114 Homewood History Hunt

Photo courtesy of Jake Collins.

Jake Collins is sharing his journey through familiar places past and present with his students at Homewood Middle School. more

Dec 20, 2013 4:06 PM People

1213 Jack Owens

Photo courtesy of Jack Owens.

Watchman: JFK’s Last Ride, which was published in November by Keith Publications in Arizona, blends what Owens knows as fact with what he created as fiction. more

Nov 22, 2013 6:24 PM People

1112 Homewood Star Christmas Downtown

Photo courtesy of Virginia Jones.

The 200-pound star holds about 1,200 lights and takes about a week to prepare and install. more

Nov 22, 2013 5:55 PM News

1113 Edgewood Lake History

Photo courtesy of Birmingham, Ala. Public Library Archives.

Edgewood Lake today lives only in the memories of old people and in history books. But when my parents and I moved to our new house on Columbiana Road in February 1942, it was a beautiful man-made body of water. more

Oct 29, 2013 2:17 PM People 1 Comments

More than 1,000 high school students from across the United States, including Homewood students Jonathan Brown, Sammy Jane-Akson (team captain), Jordan Blow and Eden Harris, recently converged in Washington for a weekend full of history competition. more

Jun 27, 2013 4:13 PM HHS

0712 Bridges Home

Photos by Madoline Markham.

Nestled in the heart of Homewood is a pink stucco mansion surrounded by stately mature holly and cedar trees. A peek through the lush trees beckons one to enter this secret garden to discover its secrets. more

Jun 26, 2012 10:14 PM People 1 Comments

Bill Massey WWII France

Photo by Rick Watson.

June 19, 1944 stands out in Bill Massey’s mind as though it were yesterday. The B-17 bomber pilot had flown four missions into Berlin and flown over Omaha Beach with a bird’s eye view of the D-Day invasion, but this day was different. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM People

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