Exhibitions

ALABAMA QUILTS EXHIBIT

The Gorgas House Museum is proud to present a selection of historic Alabama Quilts from the collections of the University of Alabama Department of Human and Environmental Science. The exhibit will feature six quilts from the Ragland African American quilt collection as well as local 19th century signature quilts. The exhibit is included in the cost of regular admission, $2.00 for adults and free for students, faculty/staff, and members of the Alumni Association. The exhibit will be on display from August 1st until September 30th, 2016 during regular hours. For more information, please contact Lydia Joffray at (205) 348-5906 or lydia.joffray@ua.edu

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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.