Learning Lunch Lecture Series

Learning Lunch is a noontime discussion series about the history of Mobile and South Alabama, held on the second Wednesday of each month. Bring your sack lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages provided by the History Museum of Mobile. Admission to these exciting programs is free of charge.

The curators at the History Museum of Mobile have assembled an impressive and diverse list of topics for Learning Lunch programs. In addition to these regularly-scheduled Learning Lunch programs, the History Museum of Mobile will also hold several “special editions” throughout the year.  Learn more >>

For more information about the Learning Lunch programs, contact Jennifer Fondren, Curator of Education at: 251-301-0270 or fondrenj@historymuseumofmobile.com




See what life was like in Colonial Mobile at this educational event.
Colonial Day will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017, 
from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Admission is free.

Students will see demonstrations including:

  • • Candle Making
  • • Sword Fighting
  • • Musket Demonstration
  • • Cooking

They will also be able to participate in activities such as:

  • • Dressing up in colonial clothing
  • • Churning butter
  • • Playing colonial games
  • • Writing with a quill pen and more!

Reservations for groups of 10 or more are required for this event and are made on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions about the event, or would like to make a reservation, please contact the Education Department of the History Museum of Mobile at 251-301-0270.   Fort Condé is located at 150 South Royal Street, Mobile, Alabama.




Friday • October 21, 2016
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pirates invade the museum! Join us to learn about the pirates from the Mobile Bay area, the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and the world at this unique Halloween event.

Come dressed as a pirate, princess, or historical character from the Age of Sail. Halloween costumes are welcome also. There will be: a scavenger hunt, storytelling, a costume contest, a make a treasure map activity, goody bags with pirate loot, sword fighting demonstrations, pirate music and more!

Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 13-17, $5 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under get in for free!

Please call (251) 301-0270 for more information or to make a reservation.



Held in odd-numbered years, the Jack Friend Lecture focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction in south Alabama. The lecture is named in honor of the late Jack Friend, a noted scholar of the era and author of West Wind, Flood Tide, widely regarded as the definitive account of the Battle of Mobile Bay. 







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