Learning Lunch

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

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: 251-301-0270 or theeckj@historymuseumofmobile.com

2023 Learning Lunch Speakers & Topics

January 11

The Development of the MIME, Benin International Museum of Memory and Slavery

Dr. Dieudonne Gnammankou, Visiting Fulbright Professor and Scholar in Residence at University of South Alabama 


February 8

The Curious Tale of Mobile's Twin Queens of 1941

Steve Joynt, Journalist and Editor of Mobile Mask Magazine 


March 8

From Concept to Screen

Susannah Buxton, Costume Designer for Downton Abbey Television Show Series 1 and 2


April 12

Discovering Mabila

Dr. Ashley Dumas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of West Alabama, and Director of Fort Tombecbe Archaeological Site


May 10

Afternoons with Harper Lee

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Author and Auburn University Professor Emeritus

June 14

Telling our Story, the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area

Dr. Tina Naremore Jones, Assistant Provost and Vice President of the Division of Economic & Workforce Development, The University of West Alabama

July 12

I-10 Bridge site Archaeology

Rachel Hines, Archaeologist and Public Outreach Coordinator, University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies

August 9

Deep South Dynasty: The Bankheads of Alabama

Dr. Kari Frederickson, History Professor at the University of Alabama

September 13

"Let the Oppressed Go Free:" The American Revolution's Antislavery Legacy

Dr. Nicholas Wood, Assistant Professor at Springhill College

October 11

A Universe in Technicolor: How the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes Complement One Another and Enable New Science

Dr. Christopher Britt, Education and Outreach Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute

November 8

The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods

Emily Blejwas, Author and Director of the Gulf States Health Policy Center

December 13

Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser

Scott Wright, General and Artistic Director at Mobile Opera

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