Everyone’s History: Get Caught Up!

Jon Kile signs the visitors book at the Gulfport History Museum.

Jon Kile signs the visitors book at the Gulfport History Museum.

The newly renovated Gulfport History Museum opened its doors to the public on April 30 with a brand new look and a new slogan, “Get Caught Up!” With the goal of engaging more of the community, the museum now offers a bookstore comprised of Florida fiction and nonfiction, a community meeting place with coffee and pastries available for a small fee, more events and a gift shop, in addition to the historical treasures on display.

Volunteers assist visitors during operating hours, Tuesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to noon; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hours will be extended once more volunteer slots are filled. Gulfport Historical Society members receive a discount on merchandise. Memberships are available in individual, family and lifetime.

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