Historic Apalachicola

Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

May 07, 2016

Apalachicola Historic Home And Garden Tour

Saturday, May 7th, Home & Garden Tour, 10am to 4pm
Luncheon at Benedict Hall, 11am to 1:30pm
Auction on Church Grounds, 10am to 2pm

Tickets for the 2016 Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour can be purchased in advance for $25 per person at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola.

05/07/16, 02:01 PM

April 22, 2016

Bay Community School Annual Fundraiser

                                                                                                                                   

Students at Bay Community School, an Apalachicola non-profit daycare and pre-K program, are hard at work preparing masterpieces for the annual Art Show fundraiser, to be held Friday, April 22. The event will be held at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and include hors d'oeuvres, light dinner and wine.

04/22/16, 12:41 PM

April 07, 2016

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. 

 

04/07/16, 10:40 AM