If you've ever driven past some of the historic homes in Tuscaloosa and wondered about their decor, layout, architecture, or more, you'll soon have the chance to ease your curiosity.

(Credit: Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society)
(Credit: Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society)

According to the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, Christmas Open House events will be held at the Battle Friedman Home, Jemison Mansion, Murphy-Collins African American Museum, Old Tavern, and McGuire-Strickland Home from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 8.

A 1950s Christmas at the Battle Friedman Home will include vintage table coverings, home décor, stockings hanging with care, refreshments from 1950s recipes, an electric train(owned by Mr Dexter Hancock) to travel around the overly tinseled tree, toys, dolls, and games from the era as well as greeters in 1950s garb, Santa Claus with 50s inspired toys for children, and entertainment!


2:30 JAKE WHIPPLE, Northridge HS Junior

1950s POP and CHRISTMAS songs

3:15 DIVA Hall , vocalist

“Santa Baby”

3:45 LAUREN NORRIS UA Student (Disneys Cinderella opened in 1950)

“A Dream is a Wish Hour Heart Makes”


… “Oh Holy Night”


The other locations will be decorated and open for visitors to enjoy music and refreshments. The schedules are as follows:

Jemison Mansion

2:30 to 3:30 Quartette from Tuscaloosa City Schools Orchestra

Murphy Collins African American Museum

2:30 to 3:30 The Des Cordes Trio

Old Tavern

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: University of Alabama Old Time Music Ensemble

McGuire Strickland Home

****** Students will play


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