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Historical Breakfast at the Gorgas House Museum

On Monday, April 29th, the Gorgas House hosted its first Historical Breakfast event with over 100 students attending. The purpose of the event was to give students a fun, immersive experience while learning about the history of The Gorgas House Museum as the first dining hall on campus. Built in 1829, the original purpose of the Gorgas House building was to be where the students ate on campus. From 1831 to 1847, The Gorgas House, or “the Steward’s Hall” as […]

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Building on the Educational Legacy of the Gorgas House Museum

UA Museums is happy to announce Sonya Harwood-Johnson as the new Director of the Gorgas House Museum, filling a vacancy created by Dr. Brandon Thompson’s appointment as the new UA Museums Curator of History. Sonya has an MA in Religion in Culture, Digital Humanities Certificate, and Online Pedagogy Certificate from The University of Alabama and a BS degree in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Iowa State University. Sonya comes to UA Museums from the UA International Student and Scholar Services Office where she was […]

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Cultures, Not Costumes

Southern Cloth Buckskin with matching jewelry and adornments

First celebrated in 1990, Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) is a time to recognize the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States. Decades in the making, it is a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse cultures, rich histories, and important contributions of the nation’s first people.

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Camp 1831

Many colleges and universities offer first-year experience programs similar to The University of Alabama’s Camp 1831. These programs help new students in their transition to their selected institution with events, tours, and other activities.

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