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Historic Tuscaloosa

ABOUT US

Who we are

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.

Our Objectives

Specific objectives of Historic Tuscaloosa 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 our community.

  • Promoting heritage tourism.

  • Working with local governments and agencies to promote historic preservation.

Our Members

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 Historic Tuscaloosa!

Our Properties

Historic Tuscaloosa operates and maintains five historical landmarks:

the Old Tavern, the Battle-Friedman House, the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, the McGuire-Strickland House, and the Murphy African-American Museum. 

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.