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Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay

Carrabelle's Smithsonian Museum Day

Carrabelle’s three museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday September 17, 2022 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 18th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity. This national celebration honors museums that follow the example of the Smithsonian with free admission. In honor of this day, Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, Carrabelle History Museum, and Crooked River Lighthouse Museum will have special activities and exhibits.

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public. It represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Museum Day shines a spotlight on incredible arts, culture, sciences, innovation and history exhibits across the country. For more information, please visit Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay.

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum

Honors the military men and women as well as civilian personnel who trained and worked in Carrabelle and Franklin County during 1942 through 1946. The museum houses numerous displays of military artifacts, photos and memorabilia of many types. Plus the Motor Pool building displays the museum’s military vehicles on site – WWII DUKW, German Lieferwagen, and WWII Jeep. Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located at 1873 Highway 98 West, directly across from Carrabelle Beach where military troops practiced D-Day beach assaults. Saturday hours 11 am – 5 pm.

Carrabelle History Museum

Features local artifacts and exhibits including Carrabelle’s Native American people, the Steamship “Tarpon”, the original “World’s Smallest Police Station”, Carrabelle industry and culture (seafood, lumber and more) and families from the pioneer days to the present. Carrabelle History Museum is located at 106 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL. Saturday hours 10 am – 5 pm.

Crooked River Lighthouse

The history and the science of the lighthouse are displayed through interesting exhibits, including a historical setting of the early 1900’s, examples of various lighthouse beacons, the methods of constructing a skeletal tower lighthouse, plus the lighthouse’s original 1895 Fresnel lens from Paris, France! Also on display are the original Keeper’s House clock, a barometer, an antique glass fire grenade, and more. Visitors can also browse the Country Farmer’s Market at Lighthouse Park from 9 am – 1 pm. Crooked River Lighthouse is located at 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. Saturday hours 9 am – 5 pm.

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