Learning Lunch

Of all the History Museum’s programs, Learning Lunch affords me the most consistent opportunity to remove myself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the city I call my home….”

Pat Hand, Owner of MH3 Printing and proud sponsor of Learning Lunch 2015

This series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a wide range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to Learning Lunch is free. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages.

Each program begins at noon.

For more information about the Learning Lunch programs, contact Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education at: 251-208-7510 or theeckj@historymuseumofmobile.com

Learning Lunch Speakers & Topics


January 8, 2020

Roy Hoffman, Author and Journalist, Making History Come Alive in Stories

February 12, 2020

Steve Joynt, Author and Editor of Mobile Mask Magazine, Game of Throws

February 19, 2020

Cart Blackwell, Architectural Historian and Curator of Mobile Carnival Museum, Broken Columns, Pointed Arches, and Bawdy Bordellos: The Architecture of Carnival

March 12, 2020

Dr. Susann Lusnia, Classical Studies Department Chair and Associate Professor at Tulane University, The Pantheon in Rome

April 8, 2020

Alan Sealls, Television Meteorologist and Educator, Tornados

May 13, 2020

John Sledge, Author and Senior Architectural Historian for the Mobile Historic Development Commission, The Gulf of Mexico, A Maritime History

June 10, 2020

Kendra Haskins, Director of Distinguished Young Women, History of Distinguished Young Women Program

July 8, 2020


August 12, 2020

Sehoy Thrower, Environmental Protection Specialist at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Ethnobotany of the Poarch Creek Indians

August 26, 2020

Behind the Scenes with History Museum of Mobile staff

September 9, 2020

Ken Robinson, Author and Alabama School of Math and Science Instructor, John LeFlore and the NPVL.


October 14, 2020

Bob Zellner, Author and Civil Ruights Activist, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek

November 11, 2020


December 9, 2020

Stan Chassin, Community Leader, Anti-Semitism and the Power of Forgiveness.


Dates and topics are subject to change. Call (251) 301-0270 for more information.