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Carrabelle's Museum Day

Back by popular demand all three of Carrabelle’s wonderful museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. This national celebration honors museums that follow the example of the Smithsonian with free admission. In salute to this day, Carrabelle History Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, and Crooked River LighthouseMuseum will also have extended hours from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and special activities and exhibits including WWII military vehicles, a newly expanded Native Peoples exhibit and 103 foot tower climbs.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people participated in last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before. Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums to provide visitors with insight and inspiration.


Carrabelle History Museum

Ray Andersen, a local professional artist, will be at the museum from 10:00 am-12:00 pm working on a beautiful, historical mural of Carrabelle's working waterfront circa 1880-1920. This large painting in progress depicts a time when lumber, seafood, turpentine and people all met at the waterfront. Visitors will can meet and talk with Ray about the mural and watch as he brings Carrabelle’s history back to life. In addition, the museum has a recently expanded exhibit showcasing local history of Native Peoples including a remarkable newly acquired Native American pottery artifact. Also in keeping with this year’s Smithsonian theme of “Women Making History”, the Carrabelle History Museum will be featuring some notable women of Carrabelle. The museum will be highlighting women like Tillie Miller, Laura Wiggins, Cheryl Sanders, and many more who have served Carrabelle with honor.

The Carrabelle History Museum also features artifacts and exhibits on the Steamship “Tarpon”, the original “World’s Smallest Police Station”, Carrabelle industry and culture (seafood, logging, and gas stations), and Carrabelle families from the pioneer days to the present. The CarrabelleHistoryMuseum is located at 106 Avenue B, SE, Carrabelle, FL.

Date and and Time : September 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Location : Carrabelle History Museum, 106 Avenue B SE, Carrabelle, FL
Category: community event
Contact : Carrabelle History Museum
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Sponsor : Carrabelle History Museum
Last Modified : August 28, 2018