Campus historical spaces and narratives possess the ability to appeal to all the university’s community members.
Our location at the heart of The University of Alabama’s campus creates near-limitless opportunities for student and faculty engagement.
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.
The Gorgas House Museum, and museums in general, provide spaces for people from multiple disciplines, interests, and backgrounds to come together. This includes our off-campus community members as well as University of Alabama students, faculty, and staff. Often though, our partnerships include other museums and organizations.
Museum preservation and conservation efforts often include the maintenance of the museum itself. Historic house museums, like the Gorgas House Museum, require special care and expertise to maintain or repair the structure’s integrity.
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.
History shows us that change is constant. And this is true for historic spaces, the narratives they share, and the interpretations they develop. The built environment, including buildings, walkways, fountains, and landscaping, all change based on the needs and wants of the people of their time.
Museums and art galleries create exhibits to showcase specific topics of interest. These can be about a specific moment, historic event, person, interpretation, or almost anything deemed educational.
Museums and curators have many responsibilities. They create exhibits for their guests to learn about a variety of topics, develop programs for public engagement, and often host events as a service to their communities.
The Gorgas House provides a place to learn about The University of Alabama’s history, a space for campus engagement, and a home for our student communities, but it is also a beautiful vista. Visitors to the university often stop by to walk the grounds, see the gardens and take in the stately columns.