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The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick

An unmistakable sea of kelly green coats and Irish flags parade down the streets of downtown Mobile every March 17. Now in its seventh decade, the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick are just as lively as they have always been, preserving their history while bringing smiles and a little Irish luck to Mobile.

The Excelsior Band

Dating back to 1883, the Excelsior Band has been delighting Mobilians for generations and breaking barriers along the way.

Restaurant Review: Ferus by the Bay

An Alabama brewery brings a tasting room with coastal flare to the heart of downtown Fairhope.

The Side Hall with Wing – The Ultimate Mobile Townhouse

With plenty of space for entertaining and for privacy, this distinctive home design was popular with Mobile’s oldest families.

The Duval Scandal

This scandal of love and property is just as juicy 198 years after the fact.

Preserving Mobile’s History with Restore Mobile

Take a walk in Sydney Betbeze's shoes as she fights to preserve the historic districts of Mobile.

The History of Yellow Fever in Mobile

An airtight coffin is the ominous symbol of a city paralyzed by a fearsome disease.
Washington Square fountain

Ask McGehee: What is the history of Mobile’s Washington Square?

Washington Square is one of Mobile's most beloved parks and is surrounded by some of the finest examples of 19th-century architecture.

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.

Mobile Bay’s Top 20 Photos of 2020

We close the door on 2020 with a look at some of the most eye-catching photos of the year.

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