Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s 2019 Tour Set for Apr. 27 and 28

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s 2019 Tour Set for Apr. 27 and 28 Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society

Downtown Tuscaloosa will offer visitors some surprises when “Tuscaloosa Through the Years,” the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society 2019 tour, takes place on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday April 28. 

Four homes, including the Presidents Mansion on University Blvd., and in the downtown historic district a unique, painstakingly restored 1922 home are included in the event. A restored Victorian and an 1827 antebellum home will also be open, as well as historic Hunter’s Chapel AME Church.

Greeters dressed in the garb of the era in which the buildings were constructed and music appropriate to each location will be part of the day.

“We are excited about this weekend. Each location has something special to offer and most of the structures have not been visited for quite a while. In fact, the 1922 bungalow is open for the first time,” said Judi Rabel, President of the Board of the Preservation Society. 

One of the special activities included in the weekend will be a musical presentation of a song published in 1827 the same year that the Foster-Cummings home was completed. On Sunday afternoon, at 3 p.m., an Opera Student from the University Opera program will sing “I’d Be a Butterfly” in the home.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at any one of the five locations. All five locations will be opened on April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information please contact the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society at (205) 758-2238.

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