Street Address
244 West 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 299
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
Museum Type(s)
Christie Shannon, Museum Coordinator
phone: 251-968-1473
May Alanko, Docent
phone: 251-968-1473
Ms. Patsy Hollingsworth, Special Events Director
phone: 251-968-1172
Elizabeth May, Pograms Assistant
phone: 251-968-1170


We are a local history museum with general information about hurricanes and more speciafically about Hurricane Fredrick and Ivan and how they have directly impacted our community. We hope to become more immersed in the huricane information with our major focus on hurricane awareness and preparedness.


The museum is an original beach house that was donated to the City of Gulf Shores after Hurricane Fredrick. It has been a Library and Rec Center for the City and has been the home of our Lagoon Village exhibit since 1999.

Artifacts Collections

Several items from the early fishing and shrimpping industries in Gulf Shores and Bon Secour. Atifact relating directly to specific hurricane.

Research Collections

We have a collection on the Speckled Trout fishing Rodeo which was first sponsored by the Lions Club. We also have a collection from several of our local WWII veterans. We have a small exhibit about an early village located in the area of Navy Cove from the early 1900's where Lower Bar Pilots and their families lived.

Educational Programs

Through the winter months we focus on different area of Alabama for our winter visitors.The museum provided a video series in conjunction with other area activities. A Lecture series sponsored through the Special Events division of the City and an Entertainment series held at our Civic Center. During the summer we schedule crafts for children and video for all families to enhance their entertainment needs during their vactions.


    City of Gulf Shores


    Access: General Public, Scholars

    Appointment required: No


    We have a rack card that can be found throughout the city and in rest area in the Mobile area.


      Wheelchair Accessible