Since 1966, Historic Tuscaloosa 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.
Our Society has enjoyed steady growth over the years and is recognized as one of the strongest preservation groups in the Southeast.
Specific objectives of Historic Tuscaloosa include:
To seek to educate all citizens of the county about its heritage
To collect, organize, and catalog information and materials related to local heritage
To encourage tourism by arranging and organizing tours and pilgrimages;
Maintaining information files regarding the heritage of our community.
To encourage and participate in the identification and preservation of old homes, buildings, and historic sites throughout Tuscaloosa County and to promote the use and appreciation of these assets;
To involve local governments, educational institutions, and other organizations in specific projects promoting the purpose of Historic Tuscaloosa.
Our vision is for the Tuscaloosa County community to understand and appreciate the irreplaceable value of historic buildings and places and their relevance to modern life and recognize the economic and cultural benefits of preservation. We envision communities where new development complements and reinforces thriving downtowns and our historic neighborhoods
Our members are what keep Historic Tuscaloosa alive. Members help run our society through a recommendation board and donate their time and efforts to help us preserve our historical sites.
Our members enjoy free tours of all Society structures, free admission to lectures, and premier access to Society-sponsored events, such as our annual homes tours, fundraisers, member-only parties, and our yearly Ramble trip.
We would love to have you as a member of the Historic Tuscaloosa!
Historic Tuscaloosa staff operates and maintains five historic landmarks :
Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion
Meet The Faces of Our Organization
Since the organizations inception in 1966, the team at Historic Tuscaloosa has worked tirelessly to promote our cause. We are fortunate to have volunteers and staff from all walks of life who bring their unique expertise and resources into everything we do. This is what enables us to achieve our goals year after year.
Support Our Mission
Our mission is to develop an awareness and appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of Tuscaloosa County.
We are a non-profit that operates based on grants, gifts, and the support of our community.
If you are unable to participate as a member but would like to support our cause, donations can be made at the link below.