Upcoming events

    • 06/18/2021
    • 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport History Museum - 5301 28th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707
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    Announcing a follow up members meeting!

    At our April 30 meeting, we shared some changes to the GHS Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws that we would like to update to improve the functioning of our organization and better serve our mission and community. We'll take some time before our very first Florida Summer Cinema program on June 18 to vote on these changes and amended Articles and Bylaws.

    We will also hold a vote on any candidates for our available board of directors seat. If you are interested in serving on the board, please submit a resumé and statement of interest to info@gulfporthistoricalsociety.org by May 15. We are happy to provide additional information about director responsibilities.

    Current Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

    Proposed Amended Bylaws for GHS (April 2021)

    GHS Original Articles of Incorporation (1983)

    Proposed Amended Articles of Incorporation (April 2021)

    Link to Potential Board Member Information


    • 06/18/2021
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport Historical Museum - 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join Gulfport Historical Society for the opening event in our Florida Summer Cinema Series!

    We'll be showing a family-friendly comedy based on Carl Hiaasen's novel about a group of kids trying to saving a burrowing owl habitat from being transformed into a pancake house. This Florida gem features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffet, who also plays the role of the kids' science teacher.

    Bring a picnic and your lawn chairs to set up on the back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum. (We regret to say we will not be able to provide snacks from Chef Morgan this time around!) Doors open at 7:30, film begins at sunset. This event is free and open to all. 

    A big thanks to the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, who is sponsoring our June film!

    • 06/19/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Avenue South)
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    Following up on our very first Florida Summer Cinema screening, Gulfport Historical Society offers a brunch that will stimulate your tastebuds and your brain!

    Andrea Andersen, Nature Preserve Supervisor at St. Pete's beautiful Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and instructor of Environmental Education at Eckerd College, will give a presentation about Florida raptors, including the burrowing owl who is a key player in our June film, Hoot. She will be joined by an owl from the preserve!

    As we listen and discuss, we will enjoy a brunch prepared by Gulfport's own Chef Morgan Banno. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will accompany delicious brunch fare.

    This event helps raise funds to provide more great summer programming from Gulfport Historical Society. Tickets $15 for members; $20, not-yet-members. Doors open at 10 AM. Registration is required so we can plan appropriately.

    • 06/24/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport History Museum - 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    Due to current social distancing practices, the tour will be capped at 12 participants. These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. Masks are required.

    • 07/15/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport History Museum - 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    Due to current social distancing practices, the tour will be capped at 12 participants. These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. Masks are required.

    • 07/16/2021
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport Historical Museum - 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join Gulfport Historical Society for the July edition of our Florida Summer Cinema Series!

    This month's film is set in a South Beach, where a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. With leading roles played by Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, one critic opined that this film was "so boisterously entertaining that it's easy for the unsuspecting viewer not to realize there's a message here." This film is rated R (for profanity).

    Pack a picnic, bring chairs, and join us for the screening on the back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum. Doors open at 7:30, film starts at sunset. This event is free and open to the public.

    Big thanks to A Friend Who Bakes, who is sponsoring our July film. 


    • 08/19/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport History Museum - 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    Due to current social distancing practices, the tour will be capped at 12 participants. These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. Masks are required.

    • 08/20/2021
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join Gulfport Historical Society for the August edition of our Florida Summer Cinema Series!

    This month's movie tells the story of Jack Chester, a stressed-out air traffic controller who goes on vacation with his family. Things don't exactly go as planned, and a final showdown between Jack and the owner of his dubious rental property takes place--of course!--as a boat race. Much of the film was shot in St. Pete and several local landmarks make an appearance, including the old St. Petersburg Pier and the old Sunshine Skyway.  This film is rated PG. 

    Pack a picnic, bring chairs, and join us for the screening on the back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum.  Doors open at 7:30, film begins at sunset. This event is free and open to the public.

    We offer a huge thanks to Ken Simmons, a wonderful supporter of Gulfport Historical Society, who is sponsoring our August film. 



    • 09/16/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport History Museum - 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    Due to current social distancing practices, the tour will be capped at 12 participants. These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. Masks are required.

    • 09/17/2021
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5301 28th Avenue South
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    Join Gulfport Historical Society for the final edition of our Florida Summer Cinema Series!

    Our selection for September is a period comedy that takes us back to the autumn of 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. A low-budget filmmaker, Lawrence Woolsey, comes to Key West to debut his new film, "Mant" (it's the story of a man who turns into a giant ant). Blending real-world fears with the zany world of 1950's B-movie production, this film strikes a delightful note, leading Roger Ebert to call it "one of the most charming movies in a long time." This film is rated PG.

    Pack a picnic, bring chairs, and join us for the screening on the back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum. Doors open at 7:30, film begins at sunset. This event is free and open to the public. 

    A huge thanks to longtime GHS supporter Bill Ward, who is sponsoring our September film.



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