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Discover the Mobile Carnival Museum

March 25, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Carnival MuseumNew Orleans may be the noisiest city in America to celebrate Mardi Gras but Mobile is the oldest. Carnival in the US is traceable back to 1703, some 15 years before New Orleans was even founded. Learn all this and more at the Mobile Carnival Museum!

Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world and has been for many centuries, springing from medieval Catholic rituals around the advent of Easter and, before that, pagan celebrations of spring.

When most of us think of Mardi Gras, visions of parades and beads and masks and … New Orleans come to mind, which is completely understandable but also misleading. Many think of New Orleans as the source of Mardi Gras in the US – when, in fact, that would be Mobile, AL. One fascinating Mardi Gras fact among many that you will find at the Mobile Carnival Museum.

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Meet Tutankhamun at the History Museum of Mobile!

January 18, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Tutankhamun at the History Museum of MobileHoward Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 is considered the most important archaeological find of the last century – and now you can discover the ancient treasures of the boy king of Egypt for yourself, on display at the History Museum of Mobile until April 3rd, 2016!

The History Museum of Mobile’s current main exhibit, Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb is a window into the life and death of King Tut through 100 reproductions of his famous tomb’s treasures. Exhibited at the History Museum of Mobile since October 2015, this collection from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt recreates the artifacts discovered in King Tut’s tomb, the richest archaeological find of all time.

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Attend Mobile’s New Year’s Eve Celebration 2015!

December 11, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile's New Year's Eve - MoonPie Over MobileMobile, Alabama really knows how to put on a party and Mobile’s New Year’s Eve celebration is no exception – it might even be the rule!

Since 2008, Mobile’s New Year’s Eve event has featured the signature dropping of a giant MoonPie – “MoonPie Over Mobile” they call it – along with other attractions such as a second-line parade, live music, fireworks, a laser light-show, college football tailgate party, and other festivities.

Wait – a giant MoonPie?

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Visit Christmas Past at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

November 23, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Christmas Past at the Bragg-Mitchell MansionStep back in time to a Christmas past – one without Scrooge and his ghosts – at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, one of Mobile, Alabama’s most celebrated antebellum mansions!

For many, the best part of the Christmas season is all of the beautiful lights and decorations that go up seemingly every where, bringing cheer and good holiday spirit to all who look upon them. It’s a tradition that has gone on for time out of mind, since before there were strings of electric lights, plastic snowmen, and glowing, inflatable Santas.

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, decked out for the holidays in vintage style during the month of December each year, provides a look back to one of these earlier, simpler Christmas eras.

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