Support

Get Involved

Donating to the Gorgas House Museum

Membership in the University of Alabama Museums

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Special Events Volunteer– Assists with preparations for and activities at special events. This may include preparing announcements, setting up or taking down decorations, tables or chairs, serving refreshments, or monitoring the Museum’s use during events.
  • Docent– Greets visitors and gives tours of the Museum.
  • Docent Assistant– Assists tour guides with large group tours.
  • Curriculum Developer– Develop curriculum that can be used for educational programming for all grade levels.
  • Researcher– Research a variety of topics for use in exhibitions or to add to the Gorgas House archive.
  • Or, let us know what ideas you have!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Gorgas House Museum, please call 205.348.5906 or email gorgashouse@ua.edu

 

Donate

There are many ways to help support the Gorgas House Museum.

One way is through a monetary gift to the Gorgas House Gift Fund. The Gift Fund allows the Museum to further the mission through outreach and educational activities, improvements to the permanent exhibition, development of temporary exhibitions, and the purchase of new collection artifacts and preservation supplies.

To make a monetary donation, please visit the University of Alabama Gifting Website.

Another way to make a difference at the Gorgas House Museum is to sponsor the restoration of an artifact at the Museum. Please click here for a list of artifacts in need of restoration.

square grand piano

 

 

Click the image to view the preservation story of the Museum’s 1875 Haines Brothers square grand piano.

 

 

 

Finally, the Gorgas House Museum has an ever-changing wish list, with operations, preservation, and educational needs. Financial, artifact, and wish list items can be gifted as a tax deduction. For more information regarding tax deductible gifts, please contact the UA Museums Development Director, Kelli Harris, at 205.348.9826 or kharris@ua.edu.

 

 

Membership in the University of Alabama Museums:

Supporting the Museums through membership enables you to:
-support educational outreach and publications
-fund classroom supplies and discovery labs
-provide staff support and special museum projects
-sponsor exhibits and collections care

Giving Levels & Benefits

Much of the natural beauty of Alabama is found among its many rivers. To recognize the vital role these rivers play in the making our state unique, the Alabama Museum of Natural History has designated gift membership levels with the names of some of Alabama’s best-known and beloved rivers.
All membership levels are important to the Museum. Each level includes benefits appropriate to that level. We hope you will be as generous as your circumstances allow.

 First Level  Alabama River – $40
– Unlimited admission to:
Moundville Archeological Park
Alabama Museum of Natural History
Gorgas House
Paul W. Bryant Museum
– Membership newsletter
– Discounts on Museum programs and Summer Expedition
– Membership card and decal
– Recognition in newsletter
– Invitations to special member events

Second Level Black Warrior River – $100
– Receive Discovering Alabama video tapes
– 10% discount at The University of Alabama Museum Shops
– Free Museum t-shirt
– Other benefits as listed in previous level

Third Level Cahaba River – $250
– Free admission to Moundville Native American Festival
– Unlimited admission to museums for member and 5 guests
– Gift membership for one year at Alabama level
– 20% discount at The University of Alabama Museum Shops
– Other benefits as listed in previous level

Fourth Level Coosa River – $500
– Unlimited admission to museums for member and 7 guests
– Book from The University of Alabama Press related to natural history
– Invitation to annual “Museum Leadership” event
– Reduced rental rates for Museums facilities
– Other benefits as listed in previous level

Fifth Level Sipsey River – $1,000
– Unlimited admission to museum for member and 10 guests
– Three gift memberships for one year at Black Warrior level
– “Behind the scenes” special event
– Other benefits as listed in previous level

Douglas E. Jones Society – $2,500
-Unlimited admission to UA Museums for 12 guests
-Special recognition in Smith Hall Foyer
-Three gift memberships for one year at the Cahaba River Level
-Other benefits as listed in previous level

Eugene Allen Smith Society – $5,000
– Special recognition in Smith Hall foyer
– Special Museum excursion lead by Executive Director of The University of Alabama Museums
– Unlimited admission to museum for member and 15 guests
– Unique gift specifically designed for Eugene Allen Smith Society
– Other benefits as listed in previous level

For more information regarding the University of Alabama Museums membership program, please contact the UA Museums Director of Development, Kelli Harris, at 348-9826 or kharris@ua.edu