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Take a Break from the Hustle and Bustle of the Holidays with This Interesting Exhibit

The Gorgas House Museum is the oldest structure on the University of Alabama campus. Built in 1829, the building served as a dining hall, hotel, and residence for the University’s Steward. Converted into a faculty residence in the 1840s, it was one of seven buildings to survive the campus Civil War burning in 1865.

Now, named for the Gorgas family that occupied the home from 1879-1953, the Museum houses original Gorgas furnishings, memorabilia, and a collection of 19th century artifacts. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Check out the latest exhibit at Gorgas House with “A Life with Dolls: The Dolls of Susan Hodson”

Susan Hodgson began collecting dolls in 1949 at the age of seven while living in Austria. Since then she has grown her collection during her trips abroad and raising her family as well as gifts from friends who knew of her hobby. The dolls represent her life as a military wife and twenty-three household moves as she traveled with her husband during his NATO service. Dolls are much more than temporary playthings. Dolls help children practice adult roles and offer comfort in times of stress. Dolls also reflect the societies from which they are produced allowing viewers to catch a glimpse of a different culture.

Although we provide the utmost luxury at Presbyterian Apartments I & II in Northport, Alabama, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Date/Time:
Monday, January 1, 2018—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Gorgas House Museum
810 Capstone Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487

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