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Amelia Gorgas: A History of Nursing and Medicine

Amelia Gorgas: A History of Nursing and Medicine

Dec 14th 2021 - May 2nd 20229 AM - 4:30 PM

Amelia Gorgas: A History of Nursing and Medicine is an exhibit is on the history of nursing on campus and Amelia Gorgas’ role as nurse matron. It provides details of Amelia’s time as a nurse during the Civil War, her role as a caretaker to students at the University, and medical practices in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit will also showcase medicinal bottles from the late 19th century that mirror the types of treatments Amelia used. They will be placed inside her original medicine cabinet.



The Gorgas House Museum is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. To schedule a group tour or for Museum rental information, please call 205-348-5906 or email: gorgashouse@ua.edu.



The Gorgas House Museum is located at 810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map.



General admission is $2.00. Admission is free for current University of Alabama faculty, staff, students, and members of the University Alumni Association.

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    Gorgas House Museum
    • University of AL, 810 Capstone Dr.
    • Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


    The Gorgas House Museum is located just off the Quadrangle of The University of Alabama campus, at 810 Capstone Drive (one black west of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, at the corner of McCorvey and Capstone Drives).


    Tuscaloosa is located in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Area of the Central Alabama Region



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