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By WVUA 23 Web Writer Heather Buchanan

The Tuscaloosa Preservation Society will launch its 2016 Sundown Lecture Series with a lecture today at 5:15 p.m. titled “Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum: An Online Research Tool for Historic Tuscaloosa” in the Jemison-Van de Graaff Manison.

The lecture includes a demonstration of the website by TAVM Co-chair Elizabeth Brast. TAVM is a digital, interactive archive researchers can use to learn about the Tuscaloosa’s history.

“Tuscaloosa citizens should really take advantage of an opportunity to examine their own history,” said Ian Crawford, executive director of Tuscaloosa Preservation Society. “Too often we think important history has to be in some big famous museum but this is our sense of place our soul as Tuscaloosa and so here’s a chance for people to learn about this project and also this is very community friendly.

Light refreshments will be available during the lecture. Admission is free for current Tuscaloosa Preservation Society members and $5 for non-members. Tuscaloosa Belles will receive two service hours for attending the lecture.

The Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion is located at 1305 Greensboro Ave., and the Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum can be found here.


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