Upcoming events

    • 03/01/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707
    • 24
    Register

    Sure, everyone's heard of the ghost at the Peninsula, but what about other hauntings in Gulfport? Join one of our spirits as they lead you on a ghostly tour through Gulfport's history. This tour was created by Deborah Frethem, who wrote the book — literally — on haunted Gulfport. Your ticket price benefits the Gulfport Historical Society, the nonprofit that runs the Gulfport History Museum, offers porch parties and can help research your home's history.

    Every tour must have four paid admissions as well. Thanks for supporting local history and preservation efforts!

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and $10 for everyone else. Members MUST register for the tour — and please make sure you have your photo ID and membership card on hand the night of the tour.

    • 03/15/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum
    Register

    Follow photographer and author Mr. Gary Monroe into the world of Florida's Outsider art! In this vivid presentation, Monroe introduces remarkable self-taught Florida artists, while exposing the ideas that led to their renegade creationsI Doors open at 6:30 p.m., talk begins at 7 p.m.


    Gary Monroe has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Humanities Council, and the Fulbright Foundation to support his photography. His long-time interest in “outsider” and vernacular art spurred his research about the Highwaymen; his book *The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters* was published by the University Press of Florida (2001). This was followed by *Harold Newton: Florida’s Original Highwayman* (2007), *The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams* (2009), and *Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen* (2014). As a lecturer for the Florida Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau, Mr. Monroe has brought the Highwaymen story to the citizenry of Florida with some 300 public lectures. He has written other books about Florida art, including *Extraordinary Interpretations: Self-taught Florida Artists* (2003) and *Silver Springs: the Underwater Photographs of Bruce Mozert* (2008). His most recent book is *E. G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur* (2016).

    A native of Miami Beach, Monroe received a master’s degree in the fine arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. Upon returning to home, he photographed the old world Jewish community that characterized South Beach, through 1986. He has traveled throughout Haiti with camera in hand–two dozen times, and looked at tourism across Florida, especially the “rite of passage” of vacationers at Disney World. The staple of his photography is Florida. In addition to these long-term involvements, Mr. Monroe has photographed at Cassadaga. This work resulted in *Cassadaga: The South’s Oldest Spiritualist Community* (University Press of Florida, 2000). He has traveled the world to photograph–to Brazil, Israel, Cuba, India, and Trinidad to name a few of the countries that interest him–while maintaining his interest in things Florida, including an in-depth look at the abandoned theme park Splendid China and “corporate-driven architecture” throughout the state.

    Learn more about Gary Monroe's work through his website: garymonroe.net.
    • 03/16/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
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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.

    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.

    • 04/05/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707
    • 30
    Register

    Sure, everyone's heard of the ghost at the Peninsula, but what about other hauntings in Gulfport? Join one of our spirits as they lead you on a ghostly tour through Gulfport's history. This tour was created by Deborah Frethem, who wrote the book — literally — on haunted Gulfport. Your ticket price benefits the Gulfport Historical Society, the nonprofit that runs the Gulfport History Museum, offers porch parties and can help research your home's history.

    Every tour must have four paid admissions as well. Thanks for supporting local history and preservation efforts!

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and $10 for everyone else. Members MUST register for the tour — and please make sure you have your photo ID and membership card on hand the night of the tour.

    • 04/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport

    Members, please join us for our annual meeting.

    We will also vote on the upcoming fiscal year's budget, which starts in May, and vote on changes to our constitution and bylaws, specifically:

    • Changing the date of our officer and board member elections to coincide with our April annual meeting (currently the elections happen in October).

    • Changing the spending limit of the executive board.

    Members in good standing may also speak at the start of the meeting. 

    If you'd like a full copy of the proposed changes, please email us.

    After the meeting our regularly scheduled porch party will commence!

    • 04/20/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    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.

    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: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

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