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Study the Past if You Would Define the Future  
- Confucius 

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Building Community by Expanding Knowledge


Presenting  fresh perspectives in  local history and government,

 to engage and empower every citizen.

Illuminating the past

from the perspective of those

who lived it. 

Browse the timeline of 

stories and images here

The Mobile History Project seeks to #TelllTheFullStory of Mobile,

the synergy of people and places,

culture and character,

acknowledging all perspectives;

to inspire unity and understanding

as a guide to the future. 


the blog

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& the information you need to stay informed and engaged

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and exclusive content

baseball team 1923 Bartonian yearbook of Mobile High School, Mobile, Alabama
Mobile Office Boy near Bienville Square c. 1914 Louis Hine, Library of Congress - Copy
Yolande Betbeze 1950 LOC
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carnival 1900 print
Nettie Quill close up 3
Government St. 1906 LOC clip
Nettie Quill close up 3
corner royal and dauphin street c. 1892, zadek book
church st graveyard gates no. 3 black and white cropped
Mobile Waterfront 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


Mobile History Week 

MAY 2024

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

We can't #TellTheFullStory without you!

For regular information,

context and analysis

of community issues,


in the Short Stories Blog! 

 Because sharing knowledge, information, values and priorities builds unity and trust clears away the obstacles to peace, progress and prosperity, allowing us to focus on the goals we share and determine a unified path toward the future. 


Know More & Do More 

Enjoy more of 
Mobile's Historic Places

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Photo of the Month 

Bienville Square Before and After the Hurricane of 1906
September 29, 1906

Bienville Square c. 1906 Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Co. Collection .jpg

Bienville Square, 1906, Detroit Photography Co.,
Library of Congress Photographs and Prints Division. 

Bienville Square after 1906 hurricane the Helen Depuy Postcard Collection, University of S

Bienville Square after 1906 Hurricane,
Helen Depuy Postcard Collection,
University of South Alabama Archives

Reproduction PRINTS  available HERE

Created and curated by Ann Jurgens-Pond, PhD


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