Sundown Lecture Series, Thursday, July 9th, 5:15 - 6:45 at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion. Dr. Sarah W. Wiggins will present "Amelia Gayle Gorgas, 1826 - 1913." Light refreshments at 5:15 with the lecture beginning at 5:45. Society Members FREE; Non-Members $5. One of the Society's members will be in character as Mrs. Gorgas before the lecture.
Amelia Gayle Gorgas
Sundown Lecture Series, Thursday, August 13th, 5:15 - 6:45 at the Batttle-Friedman House (1010 Greensboro Avenue.) John Boutwell will present "Linka Friedman's Music." Light refreshments at 5:15 with the lecture beginning at 5:45. Society Members FREE; Non-Members $5. Mr. Boutwell will play several piano pieces from Linka's personal music book during this presentation.
Heritage Celebration Decorators Break-Out Showcase, Friday - Sunday, August 28th - 30th. Historic Old Jail. Talented, local decorators will turn the rooms of the Old Jail into imaginative themed settings. Artists, decorators, and florists will create tablescapes that give new meaning to "setting the table!" Architectural renderings will outline the Old Jail’s history throughout the site!! A Tea Room on the lawn will offer refreshments to visitors. There has not been a Decorators Showcase since 2005! **The Tuscaloosa City School Board has kindly opened the Old Jail for use of the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Heritage Celebration.** Preview Party Friday, August 28th; Open to the Public Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday, August 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Ticket information will be available soon. Call 758-2238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Historic Old Jail
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Hertiage Celebration! This year, we are focusing on Reconstruction Tuscaloosa, 1865 - 1877. We are also reformatting the event to be a year-long celebration. Additional information on the events below will be forthcoming. Mark your calendars and make your plans to join us as we celebrate the rich history of Tuscaloosa!
Sundown Lecture Series, Thursday, April 9th 5:00 - 7:00, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Dr. Robert Mellown will present "The Burning of the University." Society Members FREE; $5 Non-Members. Donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.
Home and Garden Tours Block Party, Saturday, May 16th. 4:00 - 8:00 pm College Park Neighborhood. This is a fun twist on the traditional home and garden tour. Former location of the Tuscaloosa Female College. Tickets: Adults $25; Ages 6 - 18 $10; 5 Years and Under Free. Tickets will be available at the event. Call 758-2238 or email email@example.com with questions.
Ramble to Selma for Society Members, Saturday, June 6th.
Decorators Break-Out Showcase at the historic Old Jail. Preview Party Friday, August 28th; Open to the Public Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday, August 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Sundown Lecture Series, Thursday, November 12th 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Stillman College. Dr. Guy Hubbs of Birmingham-Southern College will present "Reconstruction Tuscaloosa" based on his recent publication. Donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.