Historic Apalachicola

Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

June 09, 2016

Florida's Finest en Plein Air Exhibition

2016 Florida's Finest en Plein Air Exhibition~A Tribute to Florida's Plein Air Talent  

A special tribute to the remarkable wealth of plein air talent in the State of Florida, this updated exhibition brings together paintings from across the state's 65,758 square miles.  Each of the paintings feature Florida scenes, painted by Florida artists.  The exhibit highlights the work of Florida's Finest Ambassadors, a special presentation of paintings submitted by Florida's plein air artists juried by Morgan Samuel Price.  

The work hangs in the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art and the art is available for purchase. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 5 PM.

06/09/16, 03:00 PM

Trader's Canoe-Gallery Open Tuesday-Saturday 12P-5P

In May of 2006, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that Curtis Monroe, a logger from Eastpoint, Florida had recovered a dugout canoe measuring more than 50 feet from the Apalachicola River.  Marks on the boat indicate it was made using metal tools, and the shape suggested that it had been a trading canoe, in use sometime between 1750 and 1800.  Carbon dating has now corroborated these dates.  It’s length is the longest on record in Florida.

Dugout canoes represent an ancient Native American technology that was adapted and modified to meet the needs of the Spanish, British and Americans who occupied Florida.  There are over 300 canoes documented in the files of the Florida Bureau of Archaeological research.

 Thanks to the following organizations and groups for making this discovery and permanent exhibition possible:  Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, Department of State General Cousel, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Board of County Commissioners, Tate’s Hell State Forest staff, City of Apalachicola, Franklin County Tourist Development Coucil. 


06/09/16, 02:55 PM

June 04, 2016


 Featuring the Art Collection of Oryan Speed Exhibit and Sale

 Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

86 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 

Honoring Willie B. Speed, as a 50 year Educator, with 48 years in the  Franklin County School System, and his wife Ella Speed, School Secretary,  with scholarships to Graduates of the Franklin County High School planning to attend; Florida A & M University, Gulf State Community College or Vocational/Technical School


We invite the public for the Gallery Crawl Reception

Saturday, June 4, 2016 From 6 pm to 9 pm


Art for Sale will include works by John Biggers, Gwendolyn Knight,    James Chichester, Lois Mailou Jones, Andrew Turner and other Haitian and American African Art.

06/04/16, 04:35 PM