Exhibit: Woman in a Dress

Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:00am to 4:30am

1901 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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*This exhibit will end on September 18.  Thank you*

In an ongoing effort to highlight the many facets of Tuscaloosa’s history, the people of our shared past, and the research contributions of University of Alabama students, Woman in a Dress is the featured fall exhibition at the Warner Transportation Museum.  

In 2018, UA graduate student Chalise Ludlow researched and recreated dresses that belonged to Amelia Gayle Gorgas, the university’s late-nineteenth-century librarian, nurse matron, and postmistress. Following this initial work, Ludlow and university professor Dr. Virginia Wimberley created an exhibit to showcase the dresses, their research, and the recreation process.

The current exhibit continues to share their work with more information on the dresses’ design, research process, and Amelia herself.  

The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is proud to showcase Woman in a Dress to the greater Tuscaloosa/Northport community and partner with our colleagues at the Gorgas House Museum. 


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