Since 1966, the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society has been preserving and promoting Tuscaloosa County’s historic resources. A non-profit organization, the Society’s mission is to develop an awareness and appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of our community. The Society has enjoyed steady growth over the years and is recognized as one of the strongest preservation groups in the Southeast. Specific objectives of the Society include:
- Identifying and preserving historic structures and sites.
- Maintaining an endangered structures list and seeking preservation solutions for these structures.
- Promoting heritage education and awareness.
- Maintaining information files regarding the heritage of the community.
- Promoting heritage tourism.
- Working with local governments and agencies to promote historic preservation.
The Society operates and maintains four historical landmarks: The Old Tavern, the Battle-Friedman House, the McGuire-Strickland House, and the Murphy African-American Museum. The TCPS Research Library, which features collections focusing on local history and local architecture, is housed in the Society’s office on the ground floor of the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion. Use of the library is free, but appointments are required. Donations are accepted.
Call 205-758-2238 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.