We opened in April of 2009, and since then, residents of the community have generously shared their pictures, genealogy, memories, household and work items to build our collection. Our first artifact was the medical bag of beloved midwife Tillie Miller, donated by Rita Brown Millender and John Brown. From then Carrabelle History Museum has grown to house thousands of items in its collections. Gratefully, we still receive wonderful local artifacts.
The museum is located in the Old Carrabelle City Hall, built by local mason Marvin Justiss in 1933 during the Depression as a work program to employ locals. The museum has exhibits rooms to display collections, a large entry hall for special displays, and a workroom/office for the volunteers to process the incoming artifacts. We have several displays that highlight Local Heroes; the Steamship Tarpon, which was key to building our community in the early 1900's; and Carrabelle's "First People", indigenous people who lived here thousands of years ago.
The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting the Carrabelle Culture Crawl on Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10 am to 3 pm.
This cultural event is a free celebration of art, music, history, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience the wonderful local culture that Carrabelle has to offer. CLICK FOR FULL DETAILS!
- Enjoy live music on the streets of Carrabelle by artists performing a variety of Florida folk music, classic country, modern songs, and favorite oldies.
- Art will abound at the Carrabelle Culture Crawl featuring several local artists. There will be art to view at a variety of shops and galleries including an art showcase at Rio Carrabelle Gallery. The always popular public art drawing and coloring activity will be hung in storefront windows. And be sure to walk over to see Carrabelle’s two large, stunning murals!
- Participate in the Carrabelle Scavenger Hunt! For each location, a fun clue will be provided. The Scavenger Hunt is a great way to learn fun facts about Carrabelle’s history you may have never known. Guests can start at the Carrabelle History Museum, SE 106 Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL and walk to as many of the wonderful locations as they would like.
Volunteers and sponsors are needed.
For more information, contact the Carrabelle History Museum at 850-697-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Carrabelle Culture Crawl was founded by the Economic Development Team of the Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council and the City of Carrabelle Community Redevelopment Agency.
ADDRESS: 106 SE Ave B, Carrabelle, FL 32322
PHONE: (850) 697-2141
Wednesday & Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit us in the heart of downtown. The Museum is one block south of US 98. Turn south on Marine Street and left (east) at the first corner, 3rd building on your left. CHM is within walking distance to the Carrabelle Visitors Center.
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