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Discover the First Annual Mobile Cuban Festival 2018!

April 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Cuban Festival 2018Did 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.

150 years ago, two Cuban brothers returned to Havana after attending Mobile’s Spring Hill College and started Havana’s first baseball team. The rest, as I’m sure you know, is history.

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Attend the MMofA Night Market!

August 14, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Looking for an opportunity to buy some one-of-a-kind, handmade art and gifts? You wont want to miss the next MMofA Night Market – September 3rd, 2015!

MMofA Night Market

The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) popular, quarterly MMofA Night Market events have each been larger and more exciting than the last. September’s MMofA Night Market will mark the first year anniversary with over 30 different vendors selling their unique, handmade items in the museum’s atrium: artisans and craftspeople, painters, ceramicists, woodworkers and more.

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