LECTURE SERIES (at USA Archaeology Museum)
Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History, Maurice Gandy, adjunct English instructor at the University of South Alabama and oral history feature correspondent with the Mobile Press-Register
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6pm-7pm
Alabamians are justly proud of their personal heritage, but unrecorded stories, anecdotes and legends within families (and communities) are often lost when storytellers pass on. Many of these experiences have been part of local, national or even international historical events, including wars, hurricanes and societal changes. This presentation, “Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History,” motivates participants to use basic techniques of interviewing and recording to save the human side of their family and community legacy. The interactive session concludes with handouts from oral history Internet sites, and research tips from archivists utilized by the facilitator in his own research as a college/university English instructor and a feature correspondent for the Mobile Press-Register. A question-and-answer period follows the presentation. The personally fulfilling challenge of oral history is to “preserve it or lose it!” And the time to start is now.
SCIENCE CAFES (at Moe's Original BBQ - Downtown Mobile)
Science cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings. They are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist or social scientist about a timely topic. All Science Cafes are held at Moe's Original BBQ at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in downtown Mobile.
The 1st Law: Energy, Dinosaurs, and Explosions. Dr. Kevin West, Associate Professor in Engineering, University of South Alabama.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6pm-7pm
OTHER EVENTS (at USA Archaeology Museum)
Fall Identification Clinic
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12pm-4pm
Want to know more about that stuff grandpa left you in the attic sitting around all these years? Bring your rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, or artifacts and have them identified by experts! Limit 10 specimens per person. Please note that NO appraisals will be done. This event is FREE and open to the public. Our main and temporary exhibit galleries will also be open for viewing.