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    • The Mullet Wrapper from the Gulfport Historical Society, Gulfport, FL

      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      The Gulfport Historical Society continues to offer educational activities for the City of Gulfport, home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, located on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay and easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.


      Volume 1, 2021
      VOLUME III, 2021
      President’s Message

      As Gulfport Historical Society, like so many other non-profit organizations, comes out of the worst of the pandemic, our board and small staff have lots of ideas and energy to offer programs for all ages. Many of you may not realize that right before we went into lockdown, the Society assumed the lease for the Gulfport Arts Center in Chase Park. Right now, the city’s finishing the last of the renovations to the Arts Center, and we hope to unveil it before the end of the calendar year. 

      Later this month, we’ll have a strategic planning session about how the future looks for both the Gulfport History Museum and the Gulfport Arts Center, and we welcome member input. I always welcome conversation about where we’re headed, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns.

      I do have one request of everyone reading this: Please consider donating to the Gulfport Historical Society, either one time or on a regular basis. We make it super-easy to donate, and after a long 18 months, we need your donations more now than ever. Thank you!

      – Cathy

      A copy of the official registration  (#CH6401) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

      Ghost Tours Offered

      Photo by June Johns
      Blur the lines between the living and the dearly departed. Sprightly spirits and haunted happenings will be on tap when the Gulfport Historical Society once again presents its Haunted Gulfport Walking Ghost Tours. These 90-minute tours take place October 15, 23 and 24. All tours start at 8 p.m. in front of the Gulfport Casino, located at 5500 Shore Blvd. The tour costs $15 for non-members and is free to GHS members. (Not a member? Join us now!) To register, please visit the events section on the GHS website.
      Be My Ghost
      Photo by June Johns
      The spectral will mix with spirits of a different kind when local author Carol J. Perry discusses her new book, “Be My Ghost,” along with other haunted Florida stories. Her first-in-a-series publication has received top-notch reviews on Amazon.

      The October 22 fright fest begins at 7:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed at 8  p.m. with a book discussion at the historically haunted Peninsula Inn. The inn is located at 2937 Beach Blvd. South.

      The cost is $25, with tickets available at Gulfport Beach Bazaar. This includes admission, a copy of the book and one free drink. The author will sign books and chat with fans afterward.

      For more details, please visit the event section of the Gulfport Historical Society’s website.

      History Melds With Modern Times

      There’s still time to view local photographic artist Larry Busby’s melange of historical Gulfport images merged with modern-day pictures and people. This exhibit will remain open, for free, through October 28 in the Catherine Hickman Center’s lobby during regular operating hours (Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.) at 5501 27th Ave. South in Gulfport.

      Some of his photos, which blend an assortment of black-and-white and color images, are still available for sale. They are featured on the Gulfport Historical Society’s Facebook page. You can also email us to arrange for purchase.

      We’re Looking For You!
      Volunteers are needed to greet museum visitors on Tuesdays and Fridays. You do not need extensive knowledge of Gulfport’s history, but we do offer one-on-one training. The Gulfport Historical Society is also seeking volunteers comfortable with working with computers on the aforementioned days. Volunteers’ well-behaved canine companions are welcome. For further information, please email us.
      What Is This?
      Victorian women in mourning often kept the remembrance of a loved one who had passed close to their hearts with a locket of the
      deceased‘s hair encased in a memorial pin.
      The Mullet Wrapper is a periodic publication of the Gulfport Historical Society, a nonprofit that operates and maintains the Gulfport History Museum. 
      Gulfport History Museum
      5301 28th Avenue South
      Gulfport, Florida 33707
      727-201-8687  –  Email

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