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Colonial Eats: A Taste Through Time

April 29, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Colonial Eats: A Taste Through Time

The History Museum of Mobile is proud to announce the second year for Colonial Eats: A Taste Through Time, to be held at Colonial Fort Condé on April 29, 2023, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to try a sampling of dishes that represent the six different cultures that shaped the city in its first 100 years. The museum has partnered with Naman’s Catering to create dishes grounded in history but reflecting modern tastes and Braided River Brewing Company, who will be providing beverages for those 21 and up. 


“Food is a cultural foundation and an everyday act to connect with our past,” says Curator of Living History, Kyle Williams. “Here in Mobile and along the Gulf Coast our food culture is a fusion of European, Native American, and African that has gone mostly unchanged in its present form. The gumbo from Wintzell’s, the oysters from The Oyster House, or the bread pudding from Callaghan’s are not too different than their counterparts during the eighteenth century. The foods we eat tell a story of this region and the people who made their lives here and still do today.”


In addition to sampling delicious food, attendees will also be able to speak with historical interpreters at each station and learn more information about the dish, the culture it represents, and different aspects of 18th century foodways. Guests will receive a “receipt” (recipe) book and a surprise to take home.


“The History Museum of Mobile is transforming Colonial Fort Condé into a vibrant site of living history,” said Meg McCrummen Fowler, Director of the History Museum of Mobile. “This event is another opportunity for the community to experience aspects of our colonial past in delightful and engaging ways.”




For more information about the event, please contact Kyle Williams, Curator of Living History at (251) 544-5480 or k.williams@historymuseumofmobile.com.


For ticket or sales questions, contact Melissa Harville, Marketing & Events Manager at (251) 301-0273 or melissa.harville@historymuseumofmobile.com.  


HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE: The History Museum of Mobile is where Mobile’s story begins. Over 118,000 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. For more information, please visit: www.historymuseumofmobile.com


April 29, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Colonial Fort Conde
150 S Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602 United States
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