Upcoming events

    • 08/06/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gulfport Casino
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    Head to the historic Gulfport Casino on the waterfront for live music and cold drinks. Every First Friday, $10 gets you into our First Friday Pop-Up Dance Party. Local musicians will get you moving, and the bar will open. After you're done soaking in the art in downtown Gulfport, head to the Casino to soak in some live music. Dance the night away... at least, until 10 p.m.

    August's band: Barney Waterbury of the Urban Gypsies, plays a tribute to his lovely wife, Leta Woloshuk, who died far too young this spring.

    Next month's band: Watch this space!

    Your admission benefits the Gulfport Arts Center and the Gulfport Historical Society.

    • 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.