Past Exhibits

SENSATIONAL SIXTIES: FASHIONS FROM A DEFINING DECADEMay 31, 2019 - August 18, 2019

“Sensational Sixties: Fashions from a Defining Decade,” features 1960s fashions from haute couture to hippies. Opening May 31, 2019, the exhibit explores fashion as an entry point to the politics and culture of our nation’s most turbulent decade. From bikinis named for an...

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NOTRE DAME: DESTRUCTION, RENOVATION AND THE SYMBOL OF A PEOPLEApril 24, 2019 - April 24, 2019

Meg McCrummen Fowler, new director of the History Museum of Mobile, will give a special Learning Lunch lecture entitled “Notre Dame: Destruction, Renovation, and the Symbol of a People," on Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm. Ms. Fowler will discuss the Gothic era of cathedral building, the...

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MARDI GRAS: PARADING THROUGH TIMEJanuary 17, 2019 - April 20, 2019

January 17 – April 20, 2019 Roll through over four centuries of Mardi Gras history in Mobile, Alabama, at Mardi Gras: Parading Through Time at the History Museum of Mobile. Explore the unique traditions associated with Mobile’s Carnival celebration and discover the...

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MYSTERY OF THE MAYAN MEDALLIONSeptember 14, 2018 - December 30, 2018

A team of archaeologists has mysteriously disappeared from an excavation site in Palenque, Mexico. They had been investigating a long-standing rumor that a priceless jade medallion is buried in the temple there. However, something horrifying has scared them off. Luckily, in their haste to escape,...

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMOctober 19, 2018 - October 19, 2018

Friday • October 19, 2018 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm When the clock strikes 5, history comes to life at the History Museum of Mobile’s A Night at the Museum! Admission is $5 per person.   • Go on an historical scavenger hunt and talk to historical characters from all...

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Ice Age ImperialsMay 26, 2018 - August 26, 2018

May 26, 2018  – August 26, 2018 Step back in time and explore Ice Age Imperials, on display at the History Museum of Mobile starting Saturday, May 26, 2018 until August 26, 2018. Imagine traveling 20,000 years into the past to a period in our planet’s history when the...

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TITANIC - Honour and GloryDecember 01, 2017 - April 15, 2018

The History Museum of Mobile is proud to announce its upcoming exhibit titled, Titanic Honour & Glory. Established in 2002, Titanic Honour & Glory is a national touring Titanic and White Star Line exhibition, which prides itself in preserving the history of the Titanic, her...

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Comic Books: Lessons In InkOctober 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017

October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017   Explore comic books and historic looks at the History Museum of Mobile! At Comic Books: Lessons in Ink, comic heroes will crackle off the page in an exhibit designed to educate about the history of panel and speech-bubble storytelling. The...

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Faces of AfricaFebruary 10, 2017 - July 31, 2017

The History Museum of Mobile is proud to announce its upcoming exhibit titled, Faces of Africa: a Mystical View of Tribal Heritage beginning Friday, February 10th and ending Monday, July 31st. Faces of Africa is an exhibit on loan from the International Museum Institute of...

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Distinguished Young Women and America's Junior Miss: The Diamond Anniversary ExhibitionJune 09, 2017 - July 22, 2017

Come explore the 60 year history of Distinguished Young Women and America’s Junior Miss. Born in Mobile, this national organization has gone on to impact the lives of more than 765,000 young women and makes over a billion dollars in scholarships available every year. See the program’s...

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Filming the CampsAugust 29, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Film screening: “From Hollywood to Nuremberg: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens”  (pdf format) The History Museum of Mobile will offer the exhibit, Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg, August 29, 2016 – January 16, 2017.  The exhibit is on loan from...

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Every Object Has A StoryMay 26, 2016 - July 31, 2016

May 26, 2016 - July 31, 2016 The History Museum of Mobile is proud to announce its upcoming summer exhibit titled, Every Object Has a Story. Museum staff members thoughtfully chose a collection of seldom before seen objects to showcase some of the unique treasures of the History...

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TutankhamunOctober 20, 2015 - April 17, 2016

Discover King Tut’s Treasures at History Museum of Mobile TUTANKHAMUN: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 17!! October 20, 2015 – April 3, 2016 Experience the life and death of one of history's most legendary...

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Our NeighborsJuly 01, 2015 - September 25, 2015

Vincent Lawson’s images of Mobile’s homeless population...

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Ark of IndiaOctober 16, 2014 - September 1, 2015

Ark of India is an exhibit about discovery. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist, Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and most importantly, photographs and writings. MacKenzie spent more than a decade in India, a place he...

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What's at Stake?March 20, 2015 - June 5, 2015

In March, the History Museum will mark the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with an exhibit that serves as a poignant reminder of those horrific months when the waters of the Gulf teemed not with life, but with deadly, thick, black tar. More than 20 local artists will lend their...

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Preserving a CultureFebruary 02, 2015 - March 6, 2015

Approximately 30 ancestors of the 110 who were on the Clotilda in 1860 settled in Plateau, north of Mobile, Alabama. They were quiet makers, preservers, and teachers of the art of Ghana, West Africa. Israel Lewis, Sr., a direct descendant of Cudjoe Lewis, was one of many responsible for selecting...

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Our Southern PastNovember 14, 2014 - November 14, 2014

Both ladies have been artists all their lives. They spend time in the field studying and photographing their subjects before ever picking up a paintbrush. Their work in Our Southern Past emanates the beauty, energy, and emotion of the natural world as well as the people and animals that...

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