Since January of 1994, Tom McGehee has served as Museum Director for Bellingrath Gardens and Home where he continues to research the history of the Gardens, its creators and their collection of decorative arts.
He has participated in numerous programs dealing with both the decorative arts as well as historic estate gardens, including Winter Institute at Winterthur (DE), two of the Attingham Trust’s summer schools – one studying the gardens and collections of English country houses and another studying London townhouses–, and the London and Newport (RI) Summer Schools of the Victorian Society in America.
For more than three decades he has written about the history of Mobile and the city’s lost architectural heritage. His column, “Ask McGehee” appears in Mobile Bay Magazine where it has consistently won the Reader’s Choice Award.
Each Thursday at 12:30 PM he appears on Local 15(NBC) exploring “Lost Mobile” with subjects ranging from missing mansions to a walk in Magnolia Cemetery.
Tom serves on the boards of the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, the Friends of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion, is a past secretary of the Victorian Society in America and is currently president of the Friends of Magnolia Cemetery.
Tom has served as a deacon and elder at Government Street Presbyterian Church and is married to the former Ceil Smith of Monroeville, Ala. He has one daughter, Megan, who is currently living in Athens, Greece