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Historic Tuscaloosa Lecture Series
Historic Tuscaloosa Lecture Series

Thu, Aug 24


Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion

Historic Tuscaloosa Lecture Series

Come join us for a series of lectures that explores the fundamentals of historic preservation. Historic Tuscaloosa features live lectures from preservation professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, and includes interaction between participants and presenters through Q&A sessions

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Aug 24, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, 1305 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA


Historic Tuscaloosa will continue their summertime lecture series on Thursday, August 24, at 5:30 p.m. 

John Allen will present his lecture on the 1926 Rose Bowl at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

In this presentation, John will discuss how the 1926 UA Rose Bowl win ended Reconstruction and sent their halfback to Hollywood. 🏈

John Allen is a retired training manager of the Amana factory just north of Huntsville in Tennessee. He graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and the University of Alabama. John has served as a past president of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table and the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society and was a Boy Scout leader for 12 years. He has also spoken at the Alabama Association of Historians at Jacksonville State University, and at the Alabama Historical Association in Mobile. John is married to a retired schoolteacher, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Lectures will begin at 5:30 pm, with a pre-lecture gathering at 5:00 pm. and admission is always free. Complimentary refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will also be made available before the lecture. Space is limited, so reservations are appreciated.

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For questions concerning Tuscaloosa’s preservation society, contact the Historic Tuscaloosa office, at (205) 758-2238 or by email at

HISTORIC TUSCALOOSA: Historic Tuscaloosa, a nonprofit organization, works to develop an appreciation and awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of Tuscaloosa. Through its research archives, exhibits, and educational programs, Historic Tuscaloosa chronicles the rich history of Tuscaloosa. For more information about Historic Tuscaloosa, please visit and follow us on Facebook at




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