Mobile Mask is a web site, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an app, and a yearly magazine. It is your go-to source of information for Mardi Gras in south Alabama.
The 2014 magazine is 80 glossy, full-color pages of nothing but Mobile-area Mardi Gras. It has parade and event schedules, more route maps than any other publication, plus a number of interesting feature stories about the people and organizations that make Mardi Gras happen.
In the 2014 issue, for example, you can read about the man who owns the Joe Cain house in Oakleigh; read a Q&A with the man who was the Masked Observer for the first 20 years of that column; read about the Order of Polka Dots, the Order of Mardi Gras Maskers, Mardi Gras ball guru Ron Barrett or Mobile Olympia Brass Band.
The magazine is available at a number of area stores. For a full list, go to the Mobile Mask website at www.themobilemask.com and click on “the magazine.”
The magazine gets you ready for Mardi Gras and becomes a keepsake of your Carnival season. The Mask’s website, social media, and free app, keep you up-to-date during the Mardi Gras season and even give you Mardi Gras news during the off-season. If you miss a parade, photos and video of most parades are posted shortly after on the Mask website.
The app is available for Droid and Apple products, and it’s available free through the Play Store or iTunes. It’s the first-ever app devoted solely to Mardi Gras in south Alabama.
Mobile Mask publisher, Steve Joynt, will be the featured speaker at the History Museum of Mobile’s Learning Lunch on February 27. His multimedia presentation will be “Mobile vs. New Orleans: A Tale of Two Mardi Gras Cities.” Start time is noon, but come a little early because Mobile Olympia Brass Band will be playing.
Learning Lunch Lecture Series
Learning Lunch is a noontime discussion series about the history of Mobile and South Alabama, held on the second Wednesday of each month. Bring your sack lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages provided by the History Museum of Mobile. Admission to these exciting programs is free of charge.
The curators at the History Museum of Mobile have assembled an impressive and diverse list of topics for Learning Lunch programs. In addition to these regularly-scheduled Learning Lunch programs, the History Museum of Mobile will also hold several “special editions” throughout the year.
David E. Alsobrook, Ph.D, director of the History Museum of Mobile, said: “Although we are Mobile’s History Museum, our new Learning Lunch series offers our patrons a wide range of interesting topics far beyond traditional history. This series is designed to reflect the rich diversity of our city, and we feel that these monthly events will become very popular in downtown Mobile.”
For more information about the Learning Lunch programs, contact:
Scotty E. Kirkland
Curator of History