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Story and Mission T he History Museum of Mobile is where Mobile’s story begins. Over 117,000 objects weave together the rich, diverse, and often turbulent histories of Mobile and the surrounding area, from the prehistoric past to the present. Located in the heart of downtown, the History Museum is in the Old City Hall - Southern Market building at 111 South Royal Street in downtown Mobile. See real pieces of history, like an actual cannon from the Civil War raider ship CSS Alabama, or a baseball signed by Mobile legend Henry “Hank” Aaron. The museum also brings in traveling exhibits from around the world as well as curates fascinating exhibits from objects from its own collection. The History Museum of Mobile also oversees the Phoenix Fire Museum. The Phoenix Fire Museum is in the restored home of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company No. 6, located at 203 South Claiborne Street in downtown Mobile. This building houses turn-of-the-century horse- drawn steam engines and early motorized vehicles. The gallery on the Second Floor recounts the history of the volunteer fire companies of Mobile from their organization in 1838. Do Some Good If interested in Volunteering, call Scott Corcoran at 251-301-0268. If interested in Donating, call 251-301-0274. If in need of a special event or meeting rental, call 251-301-0273. Upcoming Exhibits • Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World - January 10 - April 5, 2020 • A History of Mobile in 22 objects - April 24 - October 1, 2020 • The Art of War: From the Trenches of WWII - May 8 - July 6, 2020 • Following the Fenollosas: An Artistic Journey from Japan to Mobile June 26 - September 20, 2020 • Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe October 2, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Our Upcoming Events • Colonial Day - March 27, 2020 • Explore Mobile - May 2020 • Night at the Museum - October 23, 2020 ** Free Learning Lunch Program every 2nd Wednesday of the month ** Free admission to all visitors every 1st Sunday of the month 16 Get out and #DoSomeGood in 2020! Contact Us 251-208-7569 111 S. Royal Street Mobile, AL 36602 @HistoryMuseumofMobile