Events and Programs

The Historic Mobile Preservation Society works year-round to provide educational opportunities, as well as fun and engaging programs for the community and visitors of Mobile. Tickets to select events may be purchased in advance.

Benito Mussolini and the Rise of Italian Fascism











August 5, 2021 at 5:30pm

Historic Oakleigh House Museum

Tickets: $10 per person, free for HMPS members

Limited Tickets Available

Join us at Oakleigh for a special lecture by teacher and local historian, Andrew Lawrence. Andrew is a native of Mobile and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters in Secondary Education, both from the University of Montevallo. He currently teaches history at Daphne High School. Andrew will be lecturing on the creator of Fascism, Benito Mussolini, and discussing his impact on Italy and the world at large. Tickets are limited, so get yours today.

Hurricane Frederic: Legacy of Destruction


September 9, 2021 at 6:00pm

Historic Oakleigh House Museum

Tickets: $10 per person, free for HMPS members

On September 12, 1979, Hurricane Frederic struck the Gulf Coast and forever changed the community. The effects of the storm have continued for the decades following that fateful day. Scott Corcoran will discuss Hurricane Frederic and its impact on the Mobile area, recovery efforts and Frederic’s lasting legacy on the area. Join us to take a look at the story of this storm, but also the endurance and resiliency of Mobile and its people.

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