Gorgas House Museum was occupied by the Gorgas family from 1879 -1953. Within the following year, The Gorgas Memorial Board and the University of Alabama Board of Trustees petitioned the state legislature to have the building dedicated as a museum in memory of the Gorgas family.
With such quick succession to a Museum in 1954, and with Gorgas family support, the Gorgas House has a significant collection of Gorgas family artifacts and memorabilia that is managed by the Curator of the Gorgas House Collection and the Department of Museum Research & Collections. Most pieces in the Gorgas House Collection are from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Gallery of Selected Collection Images
If you have an artifact related to the Gorgas family or Gorgas House history, please consider donating it to the Museum. We are always looking for artifacts that will help us share the experience of life in the 1800’s, the Gorgas family legacy, or the many uses of the Gorgas House Museum structure.