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Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail Unveiling

The University of Alabama Museums (UA Museums) and The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UAECD) are launching the Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail. The sign-unveiling and program-launch will take place this Friday, October 5, at 1 p.m. at the Moundville Native American Festival’s main stage. Next year the State will celebrate its bicentennial, but

An Unsolved Mystery Resurfaces Nearly 40 Years Later

Artifacts that were stolen nearly 40 years ago from The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park may soon be recovered with the help of a cash reward and the advent of technology. The burglary, which occurred in 1980, is one of the largest recorded antiquities thefts in the Eastern United States. Some 264 prehistoric Native

Women of the Tide Exhibit

An exhibit showcasing women whose contributions and achievements have had an impact on the University of Alabama will open Friday at the Gorgas House Museum on campus. The “Women of the Tide: 125 Years of Women at The University of Alabama” exhibit will be on display through Sept. 28 at the Gorgas House Museum. The

UA Museums Goes Social

​With museums we often exhibit artifacts from many years ago, sometimes thousands of years ago. When we think of museums we almost always think of history, the past. But that’s not the case now. The University of Alabama Museums has launched its Facebook and Instagram pages. We are now highlighting the many exhibits, events, news and

2018 Bioblitz at the University of Alabama Arboretum

April 21, 2018. 8AM – 9PM ​ ​Come celebrate Earth Day with the University of Alabama Museums, and join in the fun as we discover and identify the plants and animals that inhabit the UA Arboretum. Staff from the Alabama Museum of Natural History and the UA Arboretum, scientists and volunteers will be there to

Museum Chronicle 58 is Now Available

Our latest Museum Chronicle, featuring Dr. Lee Berger on the cover, is hot off the presses! Museum members should be receiving copies in their mailboxes shortly, and everyone is welcome to download and read the PDF version.

New ALMNH Logo Pays Tribute to Alabama’s State Amphibian

Observant readers will notice some new logos on the inside cover page of our soon to be released Museum Chronicle. Several units of UA Museums, including the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Gorgas House, and Moundville Archaeological Park, recently collaborated with UA’s Division of Strategic Communications to redesign their logos. While the Gorgas House and

Tide for Tusks Exhibit

Tide For Tusks was established to raise awareness for poaching of African elephants and promote a deeper understanding of the trafficking of endangered wildlife. ​ Our primary goals are to fund the efforts for elephant conservation in partnership with conservation groups in Africa and support scholarly research for undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate studies at