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Historic Food and Household Duties

On August 3 and August 17, 2024 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, the Gorgas House Museum will be hosting free activities (making lemonade, churning butter, and washing clothes) for all ages on the Gorgas House Front Lawn! Location The Gorgas House Museum is located at 810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map. Directions The Gorgas House Museum is located just off the Quadrangle of The University of Alabama campus, at 810 […]

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Make Your Own Historical Letter With Wax Seals

Join us at The Gorgas House Museum on June 8 and June 22, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to get hands-on experience working with historic writing utensils and learn how to make your own wax seal! Children of all ages are welcome to participate. All materials will be provided at no cost. Location The Gorgas House Museum is located at 810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map. Directions The Gorgas […]

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Historical Breakast at The Gorgas House

University of Alabama Students are invited to a FREE “Historical Breakfast at The Gorgas House” at the Gorgas House Museum on Monday, April 29th from 10 am until 12 pm. RSVP through the online form. Menu RSVP RSVP through the online form. Location The Gorgas House Museum is located at 810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map. Directions The Gorgas House Museum is located just off the Quadrangle of The University of Alabama campus, at 810 Capstone Drive […]

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UA Student Coffee Hour

University of Alabama students are invited to take a break from classes and stop by the Gorgas House Museum on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 11 am until 12 pm for FREE coffee, tea, and snacks! Location Street Address 810 Capstone DriveTuscaloosa, AL 35487 Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map. Directions The Gorgas House Museum is located just off the Quadrangle of The University of Alabama campus, at 810 Capstone Drive (one black west of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas […]

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Slow Art Day: The Blue Bead Project

Learn about our shared past by visiting The Gorgas House Museum on April 13, 2024 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm to see The Blue Bead Project for Slow Art Day!  A blue bead (dating back to the antebellum period) that was excavated behind the Gorgas House Museum inspired creative projects that University of Alabama students completed and will be on display inside the museum. Make and take your own bead bracelet home as a reminder of this event, the students’ work, and the […]

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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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Bringing Tuscaloosa’s History Alive through Animated Maps

April 10th, 2019 Dr. Sharony Green shows an animated story map. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The stories of three historic figures from Tuscaloosa’s Antebellum past will soon be brought to life in a unique way involving sound, surviving documents and animated maps showing their journeys. The event featuring these “story maps” is called “Space Matters,” and it will be held at The University of Alabama’s oldest building, the Gorgas House, April 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. It highlights the discoveries of UA students […]

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“Women of the Tide” Exhibit

An exhibit showcasing women whose contributions and achievements have had an impact on the University of Alabama will open Friday at the Gorgas House Museum on campus. The “Women of the Tide: 125 Years of Women at The University of Alabama” exhibit will be on display through Sept. 28 at the Gorgas House Museum. The exhibit is part of UA’s 125 Years of Women, a yearlong celebration to honor women on campus through awareness, education, service and special events. The […]

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