Beyond Barbecue and Baklava: The Impact of Greek Immigrants on Birmingham’s Culture and Cuisine; Vulcan Park and Museum Birmingham’s Greek community has shaped the city for over a hundred years. Greek immigrants and their descendants have contributed to a range of endeavors, from law to medicine to education, but it is perhaps their impact on the city’s vibrant restaurant scene that is most celebrated. The first in Vulcan Park and Museum’s series of exhibitions on local cultural groups, Beyond Barbecue and Baklava: The Impact of Greek Immigrants on Birmingham’s Culture and Cuisine explores how Greek immigrants have transformed the way people live – and eat – in the Magic City. Drawing from oral histories gathered in collaboration with the UAB Ethnographic Film Program, the exhibition weaves in stories about the journey to America and the religious practices that for over a century have sustained the Greek community.
April 6 – August 3, 2012
10 am - 6 pm
Vulcan Park and Museum
Entrance included with admission to Vulcan Park and Museum. Adults $6 (plus tax); Seniors/Military $5 (plus tax); Children 5 – 12 $4 (plus tax); under 4 free.