Yoga has been postponed indefinitely.       

Public Programming


EXHIBIT: The History, Use, and Art of Waterfowl Decoys                                                 Early hunters and gatherers first discovered that waterfowl were more likely to land in areas where other birds were. Through this, the waterfowl decoy […]

Off-site Lectures


Schedule Your Own: FMM staff may be available to lecture at your local library or group meeting! There is no required honorarium, but donations are always appreciated. Check out the menu of subjects below and call (941) 708-6120 for more information. The Calusa Civil War Blockade Runners, Privateers, and Commerce Raiders Florida in the American Revolution Florida’s Early […]

Featured Guests


Past performers: Tom Kastle Tom Kastle is a singer, songwriter, sailor and teller of tales. He has one foot in the modern world, and the other planted in the traditional maritime realm as a shanty singer and a tall ship captain. These songs were sung while doing massively heavy work like hoisting sail and raising an […]

Maritime Skills Classes


To register for one of FMM’s skill-building classes, call 941-708-6120. Payment should be made over the phone or in person by registration deadline. Check back in the fall for more Maritime Skills Classes.      

Music on the Porch


In celebration of the Cortez Grand Ole Opry and the rich musical heritage of Cortez, FMM hosts monthly Music on the Porch events. Jam session begins at 2 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Come enjoy the music, or bring an instrument and make some of your own! When the weather is nice, this event takes […]

Lectures at FMM


 Seasonal Lecture Series: Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated. Seating is first come first serve, beginning at 2:30. FMM members can reserve seats by calling (941) 708-6120     Shanties and Songs of the Sea Wednesday, April 12, 3 pm Join guest speaker, Charlie Canniff, in an introduction to sea shanties and explore what […]

Library Talks

Captured Rum Runners 1921 Tampa

Upcoming: There are currently no scheduled library talks, but stay tuned! Dates will be added as planned. Program Descriptions: History of Smuggling in Florida 1700-1933 For as long as Florida has been known to Europe, our long coastlines and tricky bays have been a haven for smugglers.  Find out about the characters, the boats and […]