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A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: John LeFlore’s Typewriter

This month’s artifact from the History Museum of Mobile — the typewriter of civil rights activist John LeFlore — is the symbol of a quiet revolution.

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: Civil War Speaking Trumpet

This month’s artifact from the History Museum of Mobile — a blockade runner’s speaking trumpet — played a fascinating role in the Civil War.

Memory of a Boat Builder

Norman Altice isn’t the best-known wooden boat builder to churn out vessels in the Mobile Bay area, but his boats, and his memory, just beg for preservation.

The Beginning of Beckwith

There's more than meets the eye in this historic photograph of pioneers at Camp Beckwith.

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.

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