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By exploring local history and initiating dialogue, the Mobile History Project 

seeks to connect and empower citizens to know more and do more in the community. 


for accomplishing that mission 


Website Resources



Quick access to historical and cultural

organizations, archives, museums and other cultural venues 


Original and curated maps highlighting local historic sites

Timeline of Historic Moments

A chronology of brief stories and local headlines, exploring often-forgotten events or under-represented groups. Each provides a connection to broader historical patterns and yet has contributed uniquely to community identity. 


Weekly update of current and upcoming

historical and cultural events

Photo of the Month

Access to historic images with brief context, an opportunity also to spotlight the collections of local archives

Short Stories Blog 


Mobile Dialogue

 Providing information and resources to encourage broader awareness and participation, the Mobile Dialogue blog and upcoming podcast offer the public a condensed summary of City Council meetings and news from the administration along with the information and context to help the public make informed decisions.

Social Media

Advocacy, Access and Awareness



Historic Print Shop 

Encouraging citizens to bring the symbols of Mobile's history into their homes, a daily reminder that awareness of local history provides us with a sense of community and a foundation of unity. 



Mobile Mardi Gras Trail

The Mobile History Project encourages the preservation of historic customs and traditions as key elements of the city's historic culture. The Mobile Mardi Gras Trail is a self-guided walking or driving tour,

describing the origins of carnival in America.

See for more educational resources and opportunities for engagement. 


Mobile Tree Trail 

The Mobile History Project works in partnership with Friends of Mobile Trees to encourage the preservation of both the built and living history. 


Mobile History Week

May 10 - 17, 2024

Mobile in 100 Words 

August - October 2023

Community Collection 

This initiative is intended as on-going process of collecting photos and memories from personal and family collections to be digitized, organized thematically and available to the public. Ultimately the collection should present a more balanced and document-based record, a set of data describing the daily life of Mobilians in the 20th and 21st Centuries which the community itself participates in creating. Programs would invite broad-based participation and opportunities for public dialogue from every age group and sector of society. 


The Mobile History Project actively advocates for community engagement, citizen participation, cultural planning and historic preservation. Focus areas include: 

Church Street Graveyard 

Government Street Corridor 

Duncan Place

Royal Street Historic Corridor

Environmental Awareness

Collaborative, Community-Based Cultural Planning and Placemaking

Expanded Historic Districts 

Equitable Funding to Cultural Organizations

Administrative Management, Accountability and Oversight of Cultural Entities, Planning and Policymaking 

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