Did you know Mobile, AL is a sister city to Havana, Cuba? It’s true! Come out to the first-ever Mobile Cuban Festival and learn more about Cuba, enjoy live music, food, and much more! May 5th, 2018, 10am to 5pm at the Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA).
Mobile, AL might not leap to mind when you think about the U.S. and Cuba – but maybe it should.
Mobile has been trading with Havana for over 315 years. Havana was Mobile’s biggest trading partner until the embargo. For many years, the two cities exchanged all manner of necessary goods: cotton, timber, paper, copper, salt, and more. Perhaps more surprising, Cuba’s love of baseball can be traced back to Mobile’s Spring Hill College.
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