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Tag: February 2024

Ask McGehee: What was the Hannan Home for the Aged?

In 1901, Major Patrick C. Hannan funded the creation of a “Home for the Aged and Infirm in charge of the Little Sisters of the Poor.” A historic home on Monterey Street termed “the old Roberts homestead” was purchased along with 15 acres of land.

“Activist”: The Fighting Life of Wiley L. Bolden

The lead plaintiff in the landmark Bolden v. City of Mobile case led a life of consequence and service.

Mobile and Havana: Sisters Across the Gulf

A new book is bringing photography and history together to highlight a unique connection.

Building the Magic of Mardi Gras

Go behind the scenes at artists get ready for the revelry and see how the pageantry comes to life.

It’s a Girl!

Mobile native Justin Robinson is a private chef and entrepreneur who celebrates big in his work and personal life.

Dressing Royalty

Leading ladies, kings and queens will be dripping in rhinestones and shimmery satins come Mardi Gras. But what does the ultimate Mobile Bay train look like? Designer Julia Greer Fobes maps it out.

You Think You Know Mardi Gras?

While you may attend a few parades and eat a MoonPie or two, only an in-depth knowledge of the customs, founders and symbols make you a true Mardi Gras aficionado. Answer these 30 questions to see how you rank, Carnival-style.

Don’t Rain on Our Parade

A close-knit group of Mardi Gras lovers can always be found on Battle House balcony on Fat Tuesday, no matter the weather.

The Senior Bowl in the 1950s

Get a bird's-eye view of a 1950s Senior Bowl halftime show.

Mardi Gras 2024 Parade Schedule

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Let the good times roll, Mobile!

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