What You'll Get
History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Help preserve the past with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to the Preserving the Heritage Silent Auction benefiting Sloss Furnaces (a $30 Value). The auction will be held Sunday, June 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The second-annual Preserving the Heritage Auction will provide funding for an initiative to repair structural and masonry deterioration at Sloss Furnaces, a National Historic Landmark that helped to sustain the city of Birmingham for nearly a century. Nowadays the pipes and smokestacks of this iron-producing powerhouse play host to a yearlong assortment of community events. The Newgrass Troubadors, a local bluegrass band, will provide a live soundtrack for the event, and pieces of Sloss Furnaces and local artwork will be auctioned at a frequency audible only to dogs.
In addition to special events, Sloss Furnaces hosts educational programs and workshops designed to develop skills in the metal arts. A portion of all silent auction proceeds will be donated to American Red Cross’s tornado-recovery efforts. For more information on this instrumental cog in the southern industrial clockwork, click here.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for event on 6/26/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.