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Mobilians always knew there should be a museum dedicated to Mardi Gras, but it was often viewed as only serving a few people. But, through the efforts of those dedicated to the Mardi Gras industry the museum finally opened in 2005.
Mobile Carnival Museum not only celebrates Mobile parades, but also its royalty. Featured in the museum is the train worn by Queen Jeanette Goodyear Smith. Many of the items featured in the museum are: robes, crowns and scepters. The robes featured in the museum are the actual robes of the kings and queens of various Mardi Gras organizations. But, Judi Gulledge, Executive Director of the Mobile Carnival Museum said these items have a deeper meaning for . “Most people don’t realize that anything you see in the museum is nothing that can be bought in a store. Everything is custom designed, custom made and most of it created right here in Mobile by locally talented people,” said Gulledge. Mobile
Many Mobilians, take pride in Mardi Gras and the museum, including Gulledge. “It makes me proud as a Mobilian to have something that highlights
in such a positive way,” said Gulledge. Mobile
With visitors from all 50 states and 19 countries across the world, the
makes many Mobilians proud of being from the Port City. Mobile Carnival Museum
Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government St.
Mobile, Ala. 36602
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.