The Historian

The Gulfport Historical Society preserves and celebrates Gulfport culture and history through exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the community and visiting public.

Survey: What do we preserve in Gulfport?

Recently, several residents approached us and asked us if we could help with historic preservation. The short answer is “Of course!” but the longer answer is that preservation matters, and it matters to us that we do it right.

We are in discussion with the city as to the best way to do the following:

Revive […]

By |August 27th, 2017|Preservation|0 Comments

Save the date for Founder’s Day: A Celebration of Gulfport

Introducing the first annual… 
Gulfport Founder’s Day:
A Celebration of Gulfport 
October 14
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

followed by 

Gulfport Under the Stars

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & dancing on the lawn

7:30 p.m.

Watch this space for more information!

Want to get involved? Want your organization involved?

Please call Karean Dorn at 727-744-1900

By |August 13th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

A porch party with Bill Belleville

Please join us for our August porch party: Getting to Know Florida’s Engaging “Water World” — from the Inside Out with author, documentarian and environmentalist Bill Belleville.

Bill’s written several books: River of Lakes, Salvaging the Real Florida and, most recently, The Peace of Blue. He’s an engaging writer who brings Florida’s watery world to life with his […]

By |August 12th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Porch parties at the Gulfport History Museum

Every month the Gulfport Historical Party hosts a porch party. Some months we have speakers, some months we have our “So You Think You Know Gulfport” trivia show, and some months we may do something else entirely.

Past speakers have included historians, local authors, genealogists and storytellers. We try and make each porch party different so […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Lynn Waddell’s Fringe Florida porch party

Please join us for our July 21 porch party, featuring Lynn Waddell, author of Fringe Florida. She’ll discuss Florida’s kookier places and people, from furries to UFOologists (is too a thing!) and will happily sign books and answer questions. Fringe Florida available at the Museum. Lynn has chronicled a collection of odd bits of Florida […]

By |June 24th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Coming Soon: Gulfport History Month

October 1 heralds the start of Gulfport History Month, and we’ve jam-packed the month with everything from a 5K race to a low country seafood boil. Read on to plan your best October ever:

Come meet Gulfport photographer Bob Bates Friday, October 2 at Gulfport’s Catherine Hickman Theatre (5501 Beach Boulevard) as we unveil our show, Changes Along the Bayou: Gulfport […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Newsletter|0 Comments

2016 Wall Calendars Now Available for Pre-Sale

If you missed getting the Gulfport Historical Society’s 2015 ultimate guide to all things Gulfport (Some like to call it a “wall calendar”) this year, don’t let 2016 go by without one of these hanging in your home.

Some people ask, “Why do I need a calendar? I have one on my phone?”

Yes, you do. But our calendar […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Newsletter|0 Comments

Volunteer Party/Training on August 22

We have some great things down the road – now’s your chance to get involved! As a thank you, we’re throwing you a party.
Calling all volunteers!
Past, present, and future volunteers – this is for you
On Saturday, August 22, we’ll host a coffee and cake type reception for anyone interested in volunteering at the Gulfport Historical […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Donate to Gulfport Historical Society for Free!

No, this isn’t a creative way to ask for volunteers – although we need those, too. It’s how we announce (with great pleasure) that the Gulfport Historical Society is now an official charity with Amazon Smiles.

What does that mean?

Well, it means if you click on this link your browser will open a new window and you’ll see your Amazon […]

By |August 8th, 2015|Newsletter|0 Comments

Thursday Road Trip to the Citrus Place

Today we travel just south of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to a place where you can still drink fresh orange juice. The Citrus Place, lauded as the “final piece of old Florida” by the Herald-Tribune, sells juice squeezed from oranges grown in one of the area’s last remaining groves.

Right now, the Tillett family has only frozen juice […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Thursday Road Trip|0 Comments