Upcoming Events:

Heritage Celebration Decorators Break-Out Showcase, Saturday and Sunday, August 29th - 30th.  Historic Old Jail, 2803 6th Street across from Capitol Park.  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.  Enjoy music in the 19th c. inspired Garden at 2pm both days!! There has not been a Decorators Showcase since 2001! **The Tuscaloosa City School Board has kindly opened the Old Jail for use of the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Heritage Celebration.

Many talented LOCAL decorators' designs will be on display at the Decorators Break-Out Showcase this weekend! We have loved working with these creative individuals. Come get new ideas for your spaces!
Decorators: Doug Barger of Doug Barger Designs, Matt Clinton of Matt Clinton Designs, Elizabeth Cobb of Redecorating CHEZ VOUS, Lee Anne Ford of Lee Anne Ford Interiors, Lorrie Lane of Lorrie Lane Studio, Ray Taylor of R. Taylor Designs, and Ella Long, Melissa Smith and Renee and Tony Webster of Capitol Park Antiques, Interiors & Gardens
Ideas for lovely tablescapes will also be available on the second floor. 
Tablescape Designers: Ian Crawford of the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, Mel Dawley of Belle Designs, Heidi Eddings and Jeff Patterson of Heidi's Interiors, Randy Howell of Pat's Florist and Gourmet Baskets, Hallie Hull and Margie Phelps of Chris Episcopal Church, Jeanette Remaley of Jeanette Remaley Designs, and Lynette Rice and Carla Bailey of LynCar Event Rentals and Designs.
*This building is not handicapped accessible.*

** Open to the public Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday, August 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Tour tickets are $25.00.  Call 758-2238 or email with questions.  Click the link below and get your tickets today!  Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite.

Historic Old Jail, 2803 6th Street, 35401

Please note this location is not handicapped accessible.


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 with questions.

Ramble to Selma for Society Members, Saturday, June 6th.

Decorators Break-Out Showcase at the historic Old Jail.  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.