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Carrabelle Museum Day
May 1, 2021
Back by popular demand all three of Carrabelle’s wonderful museums will open their doors on Saturday, May 1, 2021 as part of a special rescheduled Museum Day. In salute to this day, Carrabelle History Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, and Crooked River Lighthouse Museum will have special activities and displays.
The Carrabelle museums will use Museum Day to pay tribute to the members of our country’s Armed Forces past and present as part of National Military Appreciation Month. Military Appreciation Month was officially designated by Congress in 1999. Every year, the president issues a proclamation reminding Americans to celebrate this patriotic month by honoring those who have served in all branches of service. May was chosen because it has many individual days marked to note our military’s achievements, including Memorial Day, Loyalty Day (established in 1921), Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Children of Fallen Patriots Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces Day.
In keeping with this theme, Carrabelle’s three history museums will pay tribute to our military including features on some of the local military service members and lighthouse service veterans. Admission to all three museums is free to everyone and there will be free lighthouse tower climbs for all military active duty and veterans on May 1st as well.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum honors the military men and women as well as civilian personnel who trained and worked at Camp Gordon Johnston during WWII. The museum houses numerous military artifacts, photos and memorabilia of many types. Located at 1873 Highway 98 West, directly across from Carrabelle Beach where military troops practiced D-Day beach assaults. Saturday hours 11 am – 5 pm. More information contact, (850) 697-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carrabelle History Museum
Carrabelle History Museum features local artifacts and exhibits including Carrabelle’s Native American people, the Steamship “Tarpon”, the original “World’s Smallest Police Station”, Carrabelle industry and culture and families from the pioneer days to the present. Located at 106 Avenue B, SE, Carrabelle, FL. Saturday hours 10 am – 5 pm. More information contact, 850-697-2141 or email@example.com.
Crooked River Lighthouse
The history and the science of the Crooked River Lighthouse are displayed through interesting exhibits, including a historical setting of the early 1900’s, examples of beacons, the methods of constructing a skeletal tower lighthouse, plus the original Keeper’s House clock, a glass fire grenade, and more. Located at 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. Saturday hours 9 am – 5 pm. More information contact, 850-697-2732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.