Street Address
106 Avenue B, Southeast
Carrabelle, FL 32322
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 0666
Carrabelle, FL 32322
phone: 850-697-2141
fax: 850-697-2143
e-mail: tballen@att.net
web: www.carrabellehistorymuseum.org
Hours
Carrabelle History Museum
Friday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
We gladly open any other day by appointment. Just call 850-697-2141 or 850-524-1153 to arrange a tour. Field trips and buses are welcome. Whenever we get more volunteers willing to give us 2 hours of their time each month, we will be able to stay open another day each week.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Joan Bibb Matey, Curator

Description

Visit the Carrabelle History Museum located in the Old City Hall Building at 106 Avenue B, SE, ( behind the BP station on US 98). The museum is located in the Old Carrabelle City Hall built in 1933 as project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by local mason Marvin Justiss. The museum has 4 rooms to display its collections. a workroom/office for the volunteers to process the incoming artifacts and a nice long hallway for special displays.

Mission

We strive to preserve, safekeep and share the colorful and diverse history of the City of Carrabelle and Franklin County, Florida. Operated by the Carrabelle Historical Society in the old City Hall building constructed as a WPA project in 1933.

History

The Carrabelle History Museum is a project of the local non-profit organization, Carrabelle CARES. It started as an idea of the Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership found in "Charting the Course for the Carrabelle Waterfront: A Vision Plan. It is sponsored by the Carrabelle History Society and the City of Carrabelle with support from the Franklin County Tourist Development Council with a community partnership from the Franklin County Public Library. It opened in April of 2009. It is staffed by volunteers and funded through donations, memberships and grants.

Artifacts Collections

Native indian relics from the period from 150 to 900 AD, civil war, the USS Tarpon, city government artifacts, local treasures and heroes, work and family life collections.

Research Collections

Carrabelle Historical Preservation and Architectural Survey 2009, Carrabelle High School yearbooks, Ancestry.com, local genology and photos.

Educational Programs

gallery tours, lectures on a variety of historical topics quarterly, small displays at local events

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes

Services

Building is used for receptions, lectures and demonstrations of local crafts.

Gift Shop

Survey of the Archaeology and Architecture of the City of Carrabelle, Historic Florida Consulting, 2008. Excellent professional document highlithing the history of Carrabelle from complex native cultures dating back thousands of years. Filled with photos and maps. Featuring the facinating archaeology and architecture that makes Carrabelle unique. Cost $20.00

Event Rentals

Building is used for receptions, lectures and demonstrations of local crafts

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours