Exhibitions

William C. Gorgas and the Great War
March 4, 2017 – September 29, 2017
Exhibition Opening Reception: March 4th, 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm

Opening March 4th, 2017, “William C. Gorgas and the Great War” offers an exciting glimpse into the experience of Alabamians in the global conflict. In addition to detailing the life and impact of Gorgas, renowned physician and surgeon general, the exhibit delves into the lives of soldiers and students affected by the war. Important topics include Camp Sheridan and the lauded 167th division.
Exhibit opening reception free to the public.

“Lafayette, We Are Here!” America Enters The First World War
Exhibition Opening Reception: March 4th, 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm

On March 4th, a joint exhibit between the Veteran and Military Affairs Office and the Gorgas House Museum entitled, “Lafayette, We Are Here!” America Enters The First World War will open. The exhibit highlights the University of Alabama’s and the State of Alabama’s contributions to the war effort. The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of Houser Hall during regular business hours.

PERMANENT EXHIBIT

The Gorgas House Museum has been renovated to its 1890′s condition; shortly after Josiah and Amelia Gorgas moved into the residence. The renovation process involved remodeling to the structure, electrical, plumbing, wood work, plaster, and furniture, to restore it to its original condition, with the exception to a few modern necessities.

The Gorgas family collection comprises the permanent exhibition, showcasing a residence in the 19th century.

 

Gorgas House Blue Prints

 

 

Gorgas House Image Gallery

Temporary Exhibitions

 

 

In 2012, the Museum debuted its first temporary exhibition, Panama Hats: Fashion and Fortune. The exhibition featured Dr. William Gorgas, his wife, Marie Doughty, and their connection to Panama.In 2014 the Panama Canal celebrated the centennial anniversary of its opening and the first passage of ships through the canal.
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WCG at the Canal

In 2014 the Panama Canal celebrated the centennial anniversary of its opening and the first passage of ships through the canal. The Gorgas House Museum celebrated the work of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas as the United States Military’s Chief Sanitation Officer in the Canal Zone with an exhibit during the year.

 

 

 

 

jeff dorm sketch 2In 2013, the Museum featured the collaborative work of an undergraduate art history student in an exhibition, Jefferson  Hall. The exhibition featured artifacts from Jefferson Hall, one of the original dormitories on the University of Alabama campus.
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Upcoming temporary exhibition topics include:

  • Amelia Gayle Gorgas and the burning of Richmond, Virginia
  • Preservation and Restoration at the Gorgas House
  • North and South: the Gorgas Family, the University of Alabama, and the divisions of the Civil War

The Gorgas House Museum welcomes assistance with research for exhibitions, exhibition ideas, as well as the loan of artifacts for exhibition purposes.  Please call 205.348.5906 or email gorgashouse@ua.edu for more information.