History Museum

I always like these local history museums–they always have stuff that the bigger museums don’t have.

Some photos.

The museum is housed in the old City Hall

You’ve heard of a horse-drawn carriage? Well this is a GOAT-drawn carriage, for kids to ride in.

A tiny one-room school for African-American kids, built in 1949

A turtle-shell tobacco pouch said to belong to Tecumseh, the Native American war leader who fought on the side of the British in the War of 1812

Ship’s bell from the CSS “Alabama”, a Confederate Civil War commerce raider

Child’s coffin, of the type used during Yellow Fever epidemics

Home run baseball from Hank Aaron, a Mobile native

Mardi Gras costumes

 


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