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Saturday, November 18, 2017

201 Avenue F 32322

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Steamboat a-comin'!

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The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting a fascinating, free program about steamboats and steamships in Carrabelle and along the Forgotten Coast on Saturday, November 18, 10 am -12 pm. It will be held at the Franklin County Senior Center. Discover an era when steamships were a vital part of transportation, communication, relationships and commerce. From before the civil war till the 1930's steam operated vessels moved commerce and people all around this area. Learn about the different types of steamers and hear the songs that reflect life during the age of Florida steamboats. This program features historical interpreters Ken Horne and Gibby Conrad.
Ken Horne is a talented musician and walking fountain of knowledge about Florida history & folk lore. He is a teacher in Leon County and a former educator for the Florida History Museum.
Gibby Conrad is a pioneer of ecotourism on the Apalachicola Estuary, a lifelong student of Gulf Coast maritime history and a former museum educator.  He has conducted tours on the Apalachicola River and Bay for over 10 years.


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