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February 19, 2013

Carrabelle History Museum


DATE: February 18, 2013

CONTACT: Tamara Allen at 850-5241-1153 


Renovations started this week at the Carrabelle History Museum located in the historic Marvin Justiss building, Old City Hall at 106 Avenue B, SE.  The City of Carrabelle received a $50,000 from the Florida Division of Historic Resources of the Department of State’s small grant program.  There are no City funds being used, the entire project is being done with a grant from the State written by museum volunteers Tamara Allen and Beth LaCivita of Historic Florida Consulting. 

“We hope visitors will pardon our dust,” Allen states, “but we are getting better.  These are much needed life safety improvements to the building.  We are very excited to see them begin.”

These historic preservation funds will be used for three purposes in Phase I of the renovations: to replace the 80 years of antiquated electrical wiring and bring the building up to code, renovate the restrooms and the front entrance to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The renovations will be finished by June.  The Museum will remain open for its usual business hours 10 am to 5 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  For more information please contact the Carrabelle History Museum at 850-697-2141.

02/19/13, 08:35 AM