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All three Museums Join for Museum Day
Carrabelle’s three museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, September 30, 2023 as part of the annual Museum Day celebration. In honor of this day, Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, Carrabelle History Museum, and Crooked River Lighthouse Museum invite you to Carrabelle FL for special activities and exhibits. Camp Gordon Johnston Museum will be open from 11 am – 5 pm. Carrabelle History Museum will be open from 10 am – 5 pm. Crooked River Lighthouse will be open from 9 am – 5 pm for this event. Guests can also enjoy the Country Farmer’s Market from 9 am-1 pm at Crooked River Lighthouse Park with local crafts, baked goods and area produce.
Each year, Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors; it shines a spotlight on incredible culture, sciences, innovation and history exhibits. This year Carrabelle is celebrating the theme, “Innovation and Technology in History” and each of Carrabelle’s three history museums will each commemorate it with their own unique focus and interpretation.
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum will feature newly discovered sunken vessels from the Battle of Midway that recent technological advances have made possible as well as some of the technology used during WWII.
Carrabelle History Museum will highlight the prehistoric tools from our area’s native peoples, innovations in turpentine including the Herty pot, sponge diving technology, and advancements in shipbuilding from the late 1800s. Crooked River Lighthouse will focus on part of their new Fresnel lens exhibit to include August Fresnel’s development of a superior light bending apparatus which vastly improved the efficiency of lighthouse lamps, early inventors in light science, the evolution of fuels, and signaling innovations.