Upcoming Events


▼   Monthly Lecture Series

All archaeology talks are FREE and open to the public! Talks are geared toward adult general audiences. Like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming programs. 

September 2018

Spare Time, Leisure, and Recreation in Alabama 1890-1950, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6pm for a guest lecture presentation by Frances Robb, social, cultural and photograph historian and museum consultant and Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholar.

Admission to the event is free.

October 2018

Lost Mobile: Free Public Talk by Tom McGehee, Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6pm

Mobile has been around for more than three centuries and has been built and rebuilt many times. The city is home to such enduring structures as Barton Academy and Government Street Presbyterian Church from the 1830’s and grand homes from the 1850’s including the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion and the Richards-DAR House.

What residents and visitors don’t see today are the countless structures which once adorned out streets but are now sadly missing. Some were lost to fire, but all too many were lost to something termed “progress.”

Images of these lost structures will be joined with their stories. Who built and designed them, and why are they lost to us now?

Tom McGehee
The presenter of Lost Mobile has been researching our city’s lost architectural heritage for more than 30 years. He has published his findings in The Azalea City News, The Harbinger and most recently in Mobile Bay Magazine where his column “Ask McGehee” has been a regular monthly feature for 15 years. His series Lost Mobile appears on NBC 15’ Gulf Coast Today on Thursdays at 12:30 PM.

He has been Museum director and Curator for Bellingrath Gardens and Home for 24 years and serves as president of the Friends of Magnolia Cemetery as well as the being the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Mobile.

▼   Family Programs and Other Special Events

August 2018

Drop-In Family Saturday: Prehistoric Pottery Puzzles, Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:00am-2:00pm

Join us on Saturday, August 11, 2018 for our monthly family Saturday program! Stop by anytime between 11am-2pm to tour the museum and create your own pottery puzzle! Admission to the event is FREE.

One of the most common items found at archaeological sites is pottery, or objects made of clay. Looking at a single pot might tell you how old it was or how it was made. Most of the time, pottery is found broken into many pieces! Archaeologists read the parts like pieces of a puzzle.

September 2018

JUBILEE! Family Day, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Please join us on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from noon-3pm for our JUBILEE! Family Day! This event will feature a read-aloud and book signing by author Karyn Tunks at 1:00pm, and families can join us before or after the read-aloud for fun craft activities!

The event is free and open to everyone, but please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Candice at ccravins@southalabama.edu so that we can have enough craft supplies for all!

Karyn W. Tunks, PhD, is a professor of education at the University of South Alabama, where she teaches courses in early literacy and children’s literature. She celebrates her adopted home state of Alabama by writing picture books, including JUBILEE! (2012), USS ALABAMA: Hooray for the Mighty A! (2015), and Mardi Gras in Alabama! (2018). She lives in Fairhope with her family and three-legged cat, Sami.