The Museum of Mobile has posted the schedule for its Learning Lunch series for 2012.
Programs on the history of southwest Alabama are held at noon on the second Wednesday of every month. Participants can bring a sack lunch and the museum provides complimentary beverages.
The museum explores three centuries of Mobile history, with impressive displays on the city’s colonial roots, slavery and Civil War experience, Reconstruction, and the modern era, particularly its role as a manufacturing center in World War II.
The talks are held at the museum, which is in the Old Southern Market/City Hall building at 111 South Royal Street.
Here are this year’s programs:
Feb. 8 — Mobile Brass Band Traditions and Mardi Gras, by Kern Jackson, University of South Alabama with Bay City Brass Band.
March 14 — Michael Portier, Mobile’s First Archbishop, by Mobile Archibishop Emeritus Oscar H. Lipscomb.
April 11 — An Affair of Dishonor: Mobile’s Most Nortorious Honor Killing, by Matt Green.
May 9 — The Architecture of Old City Hall/Southern Market, by Nick Holmes Jr.
June 13 — The “Disturber” of the Democracy: John Forsyth of the Mobile Register, by Lonnie Burnett, University of Mobile.
July 11 — Twisted History: A Cartoonish Look at Mobile Politics, by J.D. Crowe, Press-Register newspaper of Mobile.
Aug. 8 — The Literature of Southern Music, by Frye Galliard, University of South Alabama, with Kathryn Scheidt.
Sept. 12 —Stereotypical Superheroes, (a preview of an exhibit on the evolution of comic book heroes opening in October 2012), by Jacob Lawrence, Museum of Mobile.
Oct. 10 — Mobile Myths and Legends, by Amy Beach, Mobile Public Library.
Nov. 14 — An Introduction to Creek Culture, by Robert Thrower, Poarch Creek Indian Tribe.
Dec. 12 — Lost and Found: The History of Mobile’s Fort Powell, by Sid Schell, Museum of Mobile Board of Directors.