“William C. Gorgas and the Great War” Exhibit Opening Reception
March 4, 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.
The Gorgas House will also be celebrating the opening of a joint exhibit in the Veteran and Military Affairs Office on the third floor of Houser Hall, “Lafayette, We Are Here!”: America Enters The First World War, highlighting the University’s and State of Alabama’s contributions to the war effort.
Exhibit opening reception free to the public.

3rd Annual Living History Festival: The Story of Our Past
March 25th, 10:00am – 2:00 pm

Interact with Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama’s past as history comes alive at our 3rd Annual Living History Festival! The Festival will start at the Alabama Museum of Natural History and also includes the Gorgas House Museum, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, and the Old Tavern (operated by the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society)! Costumed interpreters will portray people from our past such as E.A. Smith, Amelia Gorgas, and Horace King. Admission is $5 and can be purchased the day of the event at Smith Hall.

A Haunting at the Museum 
Coming in October 2017! Come back soon for details!

4th Annual UA Museums Tailgate
Coming this fall! Check back soon for details!


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