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Mobile’s King of Chess

Dig into Mobile’s connection to “The Queen’s Gambit” through the story of legendary player Paul Morphy.

Ask McGehee

Prior to this year, have Mardi Gras parades ever been cancelled due to a pandemic?

Ask McGehee Over the Years

Take a look at some of the more interesting stories historian Tom McGehee has dug up through the years.

Ask McGehee

What is the history of the state docks?

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: Chief Slac’s Threads

As part of our series highlighting the History Museum of Mobile’s exhibit “A History of Mobile in 22 Objects,” take a closer look this month at the story of Mardi Gras, told through Chief Slac’s Joe Cain Day costume from the 1970s.

All Hail MAMGA

Sift through the fine details of a photograph from MAMGA's 1975 luncheon.

Telling Her Own Story: Civil Rights Activist Dorothy P. Williams

A recently rescued oral history interview helps illuminate the life of an important and dynamic figure in Mobile history.

When Eugene Wrote for Us: Memories of the ’80s

Decades abroad never dimmed the signposts pointing Eugene Walter back to Mobile.

The Origin of the Oyster Loaf

Local Epicurean William Peebles investigates the origins of the oyster loaf and the claim that Mobile played a role in its evolution.

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects

As part of the History Museum’s exhibit “A History of Mobile in 22 Objects,” one object, a coffee urn from the Creole Fire Company, enlivens the social aspects of a community with a long and layered history.

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