Wednesday, April 11

New Exhibit in Birmingham, AL, Explores Impact of Greek Immigrants on City's Culture and Cuisine


Last week, Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, opened a new exhibit, Beyond Barbecue and Baklava: The Impact of Greek Immigrants on Birmingham's Culture and Cuisine.

SFA oral histories from our Birmingham Greeks project are referenced throughout the exhibit.

From the Vulcan website:
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.
 Beyond Barbecue and Baklava is on view through August 3, 2012.