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.