to enhance citizen engagement
by providing inclusive and compelling educational resources
in local history, cultural heritage and community development
as well as a platform for dialogue and participation.
for accomplishing that mission
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
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.
Advocacy, Access and Awareness
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.
Self-guided tour of downtown Mobile
describing the origins of the celebration in the 19th Century
along with educational resources and opportunities for engagement.
Mobile History Week
January 8 - 14, 2024
Mobile in 100 Words
March - May 2023
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.