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Special Exhibit: Tate’s Hell, the Legend, Tate’s Hell, the Place

March 16 - June 30

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Special Exhibit: Tate’s Hell, the Legend, Tate's Hell, the Place

The Carrabelle History Museum is thrilled to announce the extension of its popular exhibit, “Tate’s Hell, the Legend. Tate’s Hell, the Place”. Originally scheduled to conclude on April 27, the exhibit will now be open for visitors through June 30 due to overwhelming demand and community interest. The museum is open Wednesdays from 12 noon to 5 pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm. There is no charge for admission; donations are gratefully accepted to defray costs.

Since its opening on Saturday, March 16, the exhibit has interested audiences with its exploration of the legend of Tate’s Hell, shedding light on the misadventures and fate of Cebe Tate, and the intriguing origins behind the name of Tate’s Hell State Forest. Visitors have been treated to a captivating array of wildlife and landscape photography captured within Tate’s Hell by esteemed photographers John Spohrer and Jon Johnson. Their stunning images vividly depict the unique beauty and mystique of this legendary locale.

Additionally, the exhibit showcases cultural treasures such as the iconic ballad, “The Ballad of Tate’s Hell” by Will McLean, performed by the talented Frank Lindamood. Also featured is the 1983 short film, “A Tale of Tate’s Hell”, produced by the FSU Department of Communications, offering an unique interpretation on the Tate’s Hell legend.

“In the folk region, people are wedded to the land, and the land holds memories. The people themselves possess identity and ancestry, through continuous occupation of the same soil. Local events can flower into legend and ballad and proverb, and village ways can harden into custom,” remarked Richard M. Corson in American Folklore, a sentiment that resonates deeply with the essence of this exhibit.


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