Upcoming events

    • 01/28/2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum
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    Dawn Fisher served on Gulfport's City Council from 2001-2005. She helped to oversee Gulfport's transformation into a welcoming community for LGBTQ folks, and a haven for the arts. She can name every business that has come and gone on Beach Boulevard. And you'll see her nearly every day with her famous "pick stick," keeping the streets free of litter. She's a wealth of knowledge about our beloved town...and she's going to share it with us at our January porch party!

    Councillor Fisher will share her Gulfport stories in an interview with Gulfport Historical Society's president, Cathy Salustri. The interview will be recorded for our oral history collection. 

    Come hear Gulfport stories, meet your neighbors, and learn about what makes Gulfport such a special place.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; at 7 p.m., Dawn and Cathy will begin the interview.

    There is no cost for this event. Dogs and well-behaved children welcome. Gulfport Historical Society members have access to our Square Mullet clubhouse; others welcome to BYOB. Please feel free to bring snacks to share, but that's not necessary to enjoy the porch party!

    • 02/19/2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 28
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    Gulfport Historical Society presents:


    THE ORIGINAL GULFPORT WALKING TOUR

    with David Anderson of DiscoverFloridaTours.com

    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 is free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $15 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: While it's optional, our tour guides do appreciate tips. 

    • 02/25/2022
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 5301 28th Avenue South
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    CINEMAunder the stars 

    Join Gulfport Historical Society for the first of our Outdoor Movie Series of 2022!

    "To Sir, with Love" is a 1967 British drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. It stars the late Sidney Poitier and features Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall and singer Lulu making her film debut.  James Clavell directed from his own screenplay, which was based on E.R. Braithwaite's 1959 autobiographical novel of the same name.  This film is not rated.

    Pack a picnic, bring lawn chairs, and join us for the screening on the back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum.  GHS Members can access our Square Mullet Clubhouse; non-members can bring their own beverages of their choice.  Feel free to bring a dish to share!  This event is free and open to the public.

    Doors open at 7:30, film begins at sunset.  

    Gulfport Historical Society would like to give a speical thank you to board member, Ken Simmons, for sponsoring this month's Cinema Under the Stars movie.



    • 02/26/2022
    • Gulfport Get Rescued

    Everyone knows that Gulfport's pets are the best critters around. And while we do a lot as a town to celebrate our fine furry and feathered friends, the Gulfport Historical Society, in partnership with SPCA Tampa Bay, aims to extend a tradition that recognizes their extraordinary purr-tential: the Gulfport Pet Mayor election.

    In February 2020, Gulfport joined the ranks of several forward-thinking small towns across the country who have boosted civic pride while honoring the companions that make life extra-nice by electing pet “paw-fficers” to public office. Coco, the beloved resident canine of Gulfport’s Historic Peninsula Inn became Gulfport’s first Pet Mayor, taking her place alongside Idyllwild, California’s Mayor Max (Golden Retriever); Omena, Michigan’s Mayor Rosie Disch (also a Golden Retriever); and Talkeetna, Alaska’s Mayor Stubbs (cat), who served in his position for a whopping 20 years.  


    Now the time has come for Gulportians to uphold our pet-friendly reputation by nominating another ballot of hardworking doglegates, catdidates, and of-fowl-cers for Gulfport’s Pet Mayor.

    The Rules

    • All nominees must live within Gulfport city limits
    • All nominees must be spayed or neutered (where applicable)
    • All nominees (and their humans) should understand this is a symbolic position. Pet Mayors do not hold any real power – other than the power of unbridled cuteness!
    • Nominations close on Wednesday, Jan. 5. There is no cost to nominate your pet.

    Voting

    Voting opens in early January. Fans can support their candidates by voting (as often as they like) online, at the Gulfport History Museum, and at select locations across town – each vote costs $1. We’ll announce the winners at Gulfport’s Get Rescued on Feb. 26. All proceeds benefit the Gulfport Historical Society and SPCA Tampa Bay, a non-profit animal welfare agency that runs an open-admission animal shelter and public pet hospital. SPCA Tampa Bay has served Tampa Bay for more than 80 years. 


    Nominations

    Nominate your furry (or scaly, or feathered) BFF here, and give your pet the chance they deserve to stand up and lead the pack!


    • 03/19/2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Gulfport Historical Society presents:


    THE ORIGINAL GULFPORT WALKING TOUR

    with David Anderson of DiscoverFloridaTours.com

    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 is free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $15 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: While it's optional, our tour guides do appreciate tips. 

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