This series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a wide range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to Learning Lunch is free. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. 

Each program begins at noon.

For more information about the Learning Lunch programs, contact Jennifer Fondren, Curator of Education at: 251-208-7510 or

“Of all the History Museum’s programs, Learning Lunch affords me the most consistent opportunity to remove myself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the city I call my home….”
- Pat Hand, Owner of MH3 Printing and proud sponsor of Learning Lunch 2015

Learning Lunch Speakers & Topics


January 11 
Steve Flowers, Author and Political Commentator, Of Goats and Governors: Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories 



February 1 

Steve Joynt, Editor/Publisher of Mobile Mask, The Reveler's Guide to Mardi Gras 



February 8 

Kendal Weaver, Author, Ten Stars: The African American Journey of J. Gary Cooper 




March 8 

Mike Bunn, Director of Blakeley State Park, The Battle of Blakeley 




April 12 

Delos Hughes , Author, Historic Alabama Courthouses 




May 10 

Mark Fagan , Author, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail: Its History and Economic Impact 




June 14 

Janie Shores, Alabama’s first female Supreme Court Justice and Author, Just Call Me Janie 




July 12 

Morgan Mothrop, Author, Jean Lafitte's Pirate Code 




August 9 

Robert Kane, Author, So Far From Home: Royal Air Force and Free French Air Force Flight Training at Maxwell and Gunter Fields during World War II 




September 13 

Bill Finch, Master Gardener, The Strange History of Mobile’s Trees 




October 11 

Dr. Deidra Dees, Director and Tribal Archivist, Poarch Creek Office of Archives and Records Management, 



November 8 

Jerry Armor, Author, A Home for Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama Boys’ Industrial School 



December 13 

Watt Key, Author, Among the Swamp People 



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