Weekend Agenda: Mardi Gras, Mobile-Style

Posted on: November 7th, 2014

By CJ Lotz   |   Garden & Gun

New Orleans isn’t the only city with a Mardi Gras spectacle. In fact, all the way back in 1703, the country’s very first Mardi Gras celebration was held in what is now Mobile, Alabama. That’s fifteen years before New Orleans was founded, and 135 years before the Crescent City organized the first of its popular parades.

Over three centuries of celebrations, Mobile has stacked up quite a collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia. Curators from the Mobile Museum of Art, in partnership with the History Museum of Mobile and the Mobile Carnival Museum, have combed through tons of it (literally) to present The Art and Design of Mardi Gras, opening this weekend at the art museum. Read full article in Garden & Gun>>