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Museum spotlights Coast Guard

Museum spotlights Coast Guard

CORTEZ – Members of the crew of Coast Guard Station Cortez gave Florida Maritime Museum visitors an overview last week of the history and...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak

There has never been a more important time for residents of our Gulf coast region to understand the importance of the resource that brought...
John Stevely

Sponge talk absorbing

CORTEZ – John Stevely holds up a two-toned, blue kitchen pot scrubber. “This is not a sponge,” he declares. The manmade commercial product is not as...
Cortez fleet at A.P. Bell Fish Co.

Tour the A.P. Bell Fish House

Take a trip behind the scenes of the A.P. Bell Fish House with fourth generation Cortezian Karen Bell. Learn how fish are caught and...

Memoir Writing

Have you ever wanted to write down a significant event in your life but didn't know where to start? Check out the Folk School...
Burton/Bratton store

Painting Cortez: The Burton Store

Celebrate the second anniversary of the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum with a beginning acrylic painting class. Students will paint the Burton Store,...

Shell flowers

Create a beautiful bouquet of flowers out of local seashells at the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum's shell flowers class. Preregistration at least...

Painting with a Fish

Learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku at The Florida Maritime Museum's Folk School. Preregistration at least one day in advance is required. The cost...

The history of SCUBA

The Florida Maritime Museum presents a lecture diving into the history of SCUBA diving in Florida with Danielle Dankenbring. From breath-hold free diving to...

Seagrass lecture

The Florida Maritime Museum will host "What’s the Big Deal About Seagrasses?” This talk will discuss the many vital functions seagrasses serve in maintaining...

Community celebrates the coast

CORTEZ – The Coastal Community Celebration at the Florida Maritime Museum Thursday evening drew more than 100 people to celebrate World Oceans Day (June...
Coastal Community Celebration

Ocean lovers, dive in to celebrations

Ocean lovers can celebrate their favorite waters this week at events in Cortez and Palmetto in honor of World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day –...
Cortez Florida Maritime Museum

Museum to host Coastal Community Celebration

CORTEZ – The Florida Maritime Museum will host its Coastal Community Celebration on Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The after-hours event will...