This series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a wide range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to Learning Lunch is free. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. 

Each program begins at noon.

For more information about the Learning Lunch programs, contact Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education at: 251-208-7510 or

“Of all the History Museum’s programs, Learning Lunch affords me the most consistent opportunity to remove myself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the city I call my home….”
- Pat Hand, Owner of MH3 Printing and proud sponsor of Learning Lunch 2015

Learning Lunch Speakers & Topics



January 10, 2018 

Steve Joynt, Publisher of the Mobile Mask, and members of the Excelsior Band -  Mardi Gras Moments




February 7, 2018 

Ann Pond, Historian for the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail - History of Mardi Gras




March 14, 2018

Darryn Glassbrook, Director of Mobile Medical Museum - The People's Drug Store 





March 28, 2018

Julie Williams, Assistant Professor at Samford University - A Rare Titanic Family




April 11, 2018 

Craig Roberts, Architect - The Renaissance of Downtown Mobile 



May 9, 2018 

Ashley Dumas, Archaeologist at the University of West Alabama - Fort Tombecbe



June 13, 2018 

Alan Seals, Meteorologist for WKRG-TV - History of Hurricanes in the Mobile Area




July 11, 2018 

Paulette Horton, Local HistorianHistory of African American Churches in Mobile




August 8, 2018 

Rebecca Williams, Professor at the University of South Alabama - Henri De Tonti




September 12, 2018

Mark Wilson, Professor at Auburn University Auburn Man: The Life and Times of George Petrie



September 14 - December 30, 2018, exhibit dates

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, Sponsored by WKRG News 5.




October 10, 2018 

Donnie Barrett, Director of Fairhope Museum,  - Frank Stewart, the Picture Man from Fairhope 



November 14, 2018

Steve Suitts, Author and Adjunct Lecturer at the Emory College of Arts and Sciences - Hugo Black of Alabama



December 12, 2018

Dan Haulman, Author and Air Force Historian The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology


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