MARDI GRAS: PARADING THROUGH TIME EXHIBITION
NOW OPEN AT THE HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE
The History Museum of Mobile is pleased to present their latest exhibition, Mardi Gras: Parading Through Time. The exhibition will be on display from January 17, 2019 to April 20, 2019. Parading Through Time will explore the unique traditions associated with Mobile, Alabama’s Carnival celebration and the origins of Mobile’s mystic societies. The exhibition will feature over 150 artifacts including iconic costumes from Mobile’s mystic societies, regalia of early Carnival monarchs, luxurious silver favors, miniature float models, and more. The exhibition will also include vintage stage, costume and float designs dating as far back as the 19th century. A full-sized float, built by Craig Stephens’ Carnival Artists, will be on display in the exhibition and serve as a one of a kind photo opportunity for visitors. The float depicts the origins of Mobile’s Carnival celebration and was designed exclusively for the History Museum of Mobile. An in-depth look at the history of the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (MAMGA) will accompany the exhibition. In commemoration of the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association’s 80th parading anniversary, MAMGA: Marching Through the Years will highlight the heritage and traditions of this influential organization. This featured exhibition will include over 50 artifacts and will display the full regalia of numerous royals, including the original coronation attire of the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association’s first queen, Ms. Aline Jenkins Howard. Mardi Gras: Parading Through Time and MAMGA: Marching Through the Years were created and developed by the History Museum of Mobile. “We are all very excited about the Mardi Gras exhibition,” Curator of Collections, Nick Beeson explains, “it is the most inclusive and in-depth look at Mardi Gras, and more accurately mystic societies, that this museum has ever housed.”
HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE: Located in the Old City Hall/ Southern Market at 111 South Royal Street in downtown Mobile, the History Museum of Mobile documents the 300-year history of Mobile and the surrounding region. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information about this exhibition or any other History Museum of Mobile events, please call (251) 301-0273.