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Culture Crawl to wind through Carrabelle Saturday

The Carrabelle History Museum will host the Carrabelle Culture Crawl this Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 pm., a free cultural event that celebrates the art, music, history, food, and fun the city has to offer.

The museum will bring a variety of live music to the streets of Carrabelle, with folk, classic country, modern, and favorite oldies. Musicians include banjo player Frank

Lindamood, Lewis Christie and Jack Zurawka on keyboard, Andy’s Gang, and Kevin Andrew and the young students of Rockulla Music School.

Restaurants will offer signature specials in honor of the Crawl, such as fresh-caught fish with a twist, grouper sliders, seafood gumbo from a secret recipe, award-winning crab cakes and more. Land-lovers can enjoy BBQ, mini-pizzas, spring rolls, hot dogs and ice cream, or even kettle corn and slushies.

Plein Aire artists will be painting around town, while families can enjoy making decorative fans with the Carrabelle Artist Association, or the public drawing and coloring activity hung in storefront windows. Carrabelle’s galleries will be exhibiting a variety of art, including a special showcase at Rio Carrabelle, plus guests can see Carrabelle’s two new outdoor murals.

New this year will be a cast net throwing demonstration and net mending demos, joining the Carrabelle History Scavenger Hunt, with a fun clue provided at each location. Each participant will receive a gift certificate just for playing, starting at the museum, SE 106 Avenue B, Costumed characters from the Fishy Fashion Show will be wandering the streets, and after the Crawl ends, a Fishy Fashion Show will be taking place at 4 p.m. in the upstairs room at C-Quarters Marina. Tickets are $10 each and available from the Fishy Fashion Show booth at the Crawl. There is limited seating, and if tickets remain, they will be available for sale at the door. There will also be a sign out in front of C-Quarters Marina to let folks know if seats are still available for at the door ticket purchasing. 

Avenue B will be the place to learn all about the culture, natural resources and local history of the area. Florida Public Archaeology Network will share information on Florida’s ancient heritage. Guests can find out how Carrabelle was transformed into a training camp in the mid 1940s at the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum booth and learn about Carrabelle’s rich nautical history at the Crooked River Lighthouse display. 

Ken Horne will be using native plants at his string and cordage table. There will be a foraging walk around central Carrabelle with the Native Plant Society, with information about local plant species utilized by local early tribes and settlers. 

Retired Florida State Park Services Specialist Bonnie Allen will join the Crawl to discuss Franklin County’s last turpentine camp and the original artifacts now on exhibit at the museum. Also participating will be George Weymouth, who will share his vast knowledge and collection of archaeology finds. 

Authors Michael Kinnett and Kermit Brown, who write stories of local history and culture, will also be there for visitors to meet.

For more information, contact the Carrabelle History Museum at 850-697-2141, carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com, www.carrabellehistorymuseum.org.

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