V... The Statue
The V... The Statue is the official costumed mascot for the Vulcan Park and Museum.
Inspired by the Birmingham YMCA's "Y Guy", the gray plush figure was introduced to the Birmingham City Council on January 15, 2008. The new mascot will promote park activities and Birmingham tourism, as well as assist with the park's educational outreach activities. Programs incorporating him are under development.
A contest was held to name the statue. Birmingham resident Jamie Adcock was named the winner for his suggestion of "V... The Statue" in March 2008. The phrasing was derived from popular car decals supporting President George W. Bush.
|Giuseppe Moretti · Vulcan Park Foundation · Vulcan's Prophecy · V... The Statue|
|Details||Vulcan's dimensions · Vulcan's torch|
|Events||Vulcan Dedication Celebration · Vulcans on Parade|
|Locations||Alabama Mineral Exhibit ·Alabama State Fairgrounds · Vulcan Park|
- Coman, Victoria L. (January 16, 2008) "New Vulcan mascot to be an ambassador." Birmingham News
- Coman, Victoria L. (March 5, 2008) "Vulcan's mascot has a name." Birmingham News
- Vulcan Park & Museum website