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 9, 2019

Jim Pate, Author, Pickett’s History of Alabama




February 13, 2019 

Derryn Moten, Author, Crusader Without Violence, A Biography of Martin Luther King Jr., By L.D. Reddick




February 20, 2019

Steve Joynt, Author and Editor of Mobile Mask Magazine,The Mother of Mystics and All Her Children





March 13, 2019

Russell Blount, Author, Wilson’s Raid: The Final Blow to the Confederacy




April 10, 2019

Alan Hoffman, Author, Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol




May 8, 2019 

Dr. Bill Walton, Oyster Aquaculture Extension Specialist at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Oyster Farming in South Alabama



June 12, 2019 

Charles Parmenter, Co-owner of Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery, Octavia Le Vert and Augusta Evans Wilson, Women Ahead of Their Time




July 10, 2019 

Frye Galliard, Author, A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s




August 14, 2019 

Tighe Marston, Municipal Cemeteries Manager, The Victorian Cemetery




September 11, 2019

Kern Jackson, African American Studies Instructor at University of South Alabama, Colored Troops in Mobile Spaces



October 9, 2019

Ken Robinson, Author and History Instructor at Alabama School of Math and Science, John Leflore and the NPVL




November 13, 2019 

Dr. Christopher Nordmann, Historian for Mobile Creole Cultural and Heritage Preservation Society, The Creole Social Club



December 11, 2019

Dr. Philippe Oszuscik, Architectural Historian, Mobile Architecture Before and After 1813



Dates and topics are subject to change. Please call (251) 301-0270 for more information.


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