Avenue B: The Place to See

Carrabelle History Museum hosts Avenue B: The Place to See
Cultural, Educational, Historical & Natural Expo

The Carrabelle History Museum is excited to again be hosting a fun, historical, cultural and natural resources expo on Avenue B as part of the 31st Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. This exhibitor’s expo will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on the street in front of the Carrabelle History Museum in Carrabelle, FL. Natural resource experts, regional history exhibits, live animals, educational activities and displays, plus Florida folk musician, Frank Lindamood, will be featured. Admission is free and open to the public. This popular avenue full of family-friendly activities is made possible through a sponsorship by Coastal Cottage Living in Carrabelle. Admission is free and open to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to get up and personal with some animals like “Stormy” the alligator and “Sadie” a diamondback terrapin turtle native to the Carrabelle coasts from 11 am–2 pm with Jerry Walls, a professional naturalist. Jerry will also have several other local native animals such as a king snake and a beautiful red rat snake also known as a corn snake. Periodically, one of the animals will be brought out to safely touch and feel. Only from 11 am–2 pm! While on Avenue B guests can also learn about the area’s diverse marine life from FSU Coastal and Marine Lab and see shark jaws, coral, and more. Families can also learn about animals like Echo, a Sulcata tortoise (also known as an African spurred tortoise) from Florida Wild Mammal Association.

In addition, natural resource specialists will be on hand to share information about area’s native resident and migrating birds, fire education, our state forests, Master Gardener Program, and the wonderful natural resources of our area’s state parks. Plus this year, Franklin County 4-H will be sharing current projects including their youth archery program.

There will also be many opportunities to discover fascinating regional history. Festival goers can learn what life was like in as a pioneer in the Florida Panhandle between the 1820s and the 1940s; about the sawmills of Franklin County; the unique, historical architecture in Carrabelle’s very own downtown; how Carrabelle was transformed into a WWII training camp including a WWII military vehicle; and about the pre-Historic Native peoples and the early settlers who lived right here on the Carrabelle Harbor. Plus enjoy the sounds of Florida Folk Music from the one and only Frank Lindamood from 11 am – 1 pm in front of the Carrabelle History Museum.

All this and more can be found within the Avenue B experience. Free and fun for all. Hosted by the Carrabelle History Museum as part of the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. Generously sponsored by Coastal Cottage Living. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council and the Carrabelle Community Redevelopment Agency. For more information, contact the Carrabelle History Museum at 850-697-2141 or carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com.

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