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Building Community by Expanding Knowledge

Exploring local history and building bridges

that connect us to each other and to the community,

one story at a time.


Mission, Purpose & Goals

Strategies & Initiatives 

Delivery boys for Hammel Department Stores mobile 1914, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress
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baseball team 1923 Bartonian yearbook of Mobile High School, Mobile, Alabama
Mobile Waterfront 1905 Detroit Pub LOC
Government Street looking west 1905 Detroit pub LOC
royal street 1905 detroit pub loc
Visitation Monastery, Mobile, Alabama, 1906
Oyster Boats Starting Out on Mobile Bay, 1911
Bienville Square, 1906
Bienville Hotel 1906
Monroe Park c. 1906

A collection of stories and images can be found here, a few glimpses of the people, places, memories and traditions which are the city's DNA, each integral to Mobile's unique cultural tapestry.

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Love Mardi Gras ?  Learn more of the real story behind Mobile's
mystic traditions at
and get weekly Mardi Gras history with new research and new perspectives found at Historic Mobile Mardi Gras 
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The more we know about the past,

the more we know about each other.  Understanding the connection between people and events builds unity and trust, clearing away the obstacles to peace, progress and prosperity. 

is about the history we are making today.

The Mobile Dialogue was created with the understanding


*a city prospers when citizens share a sense of ownership in its future,

when their voice is recognized and validated;

*knowledge leads to commitment


*when citizens are committed to the community,

they share a responsibility

for making it the best it can be,

now and in the future. 

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Photos of the Month 

March in Mobile 
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The focus of the early Mobile Carnival Association was on tourism. Advertisements such as this one promoted Mobile's status as "Mother of Mystics" and were combined with special railroad rates bringing tourists to Mobile from all over the country.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Reproduction PRINTS  available HERE


Mobile History Week 

MAY 2024

Celebrating the people, places and events that have defined Mobile's unique place in the American story. 


Created and curated by Ann Jurgens-Pond, PhD


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