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About the Foundation


In 1991, the city of Tuscaloosa purchased the Jemison Mansion and immediately deeded property to the newly formed Jemison-Van de Graaff Foundation. The Foundation was formed for the express purpose of restoring and preserving the mansion through the support of grants, fundraising, and generous donations. Throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, the Foundation completed work on the mansion in several phases of extreme renovation and rebuilding. These phases focused on restoring the mansion to its original 1862 beauty.

Sale of Jemison Mansion (Left to right i

Present Day

The Jemison-Van de Graaff Foundation continues its efforts of restoration and preservation of the mansion today. Foundation members volunteer at various events and workdays to help benefit the mansion and the Foundation's board researches and votes on how to allocate funds to best benefit the continual improvement efforts in and around the mansion. If you are interested in joining the Foundation, please reach out to us via the contact page. 

Restoration of the Mansion

Explore more of the renovation of the mansion below. Simply hover over or click on an image to learn more!

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