4415 119th St W, Cortez, FL 34215
Festival Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 5 pm
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Net Mending ($25 per class plus a $15 supply fee) Saturday, February 25th, 8:30am to 11:30am Fees Due by February 18th Min: 5 students, Max: 25 Join Nathan Meschelle, a local Cortez fisherman, to learn the traditional net mending skills that were commonly used throughout Florida and are still in practice within the village of […]
The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum supports the mission of the Florida Maritime Museum to collect, preserve, and share traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts, and personal stories specific to Florida’s fishing and maritime heritage. The Folk School is a “school for life.” With a focus on providing a supportive environment, the Folk School provides a […]
Please allow about an hour to visit the museum and enjoy the grounds. If one of FMM’s volunteer docents is on duty during your visit, they will be happy to give you a tour and share their unique insights. If you prefer to enjoy the museum independently or a volunteer is not available, self-guided tours are located at the […]
Upcoming Lectures West Coast Lighthouses Wednesday, February 15, 3 pm The lighthouses on the west coast of Florida are not as well known or striking as those on the east coast, but have played key roles in the commerce and settlement of this side of Florida. Join guest speaker Richard Johnson and find out more […]
FMM relies on the support of people like you. Your contributions support our efforts to preserve Florida’s rich maritime heritage and celebrate the local history of Cortez. It is with your help, that FMM is able to share its collection with the widest possible audience and offer programs that makes maritime history accessible. There are many ways to give to FMM, […]