For Immediate Release


Kathy Marler Blue
Associate Director
Destin History and Fishing Museum

Museum Celebrates 14th Anniversary

Destin, Fla. (September 22, 2019) – The Destin History and Fishing Museum is marking their 14th Anniversary on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 with free admission to the Museum. Take this opportunity to visit and discover the history that shaped Destin from the small fishing village of the past to the world-class fishing and resort destination. Features include 5,500 sq. ft. exhibit space, over 75 mounts of locally caught fish, outdoor Historic Park Complex featuring two historic boats, net reel & Destin's original Post Office, science of Destin's geologically unique sand, historic and genealogical data on the founding families and those that shaped the growth of Destin, and the Rodeo Gallery honoring Destin's oldest fishing tournament. New exhibits include: replica Rodeo Leaderboard, Artificial Reef Building, Bay Ecology, Beach Ecology, Early Destin Entertainment, Kid's Fish School, Urban Development, Rodeo Fishbench, Marine Knots, Fisherman's Logbook and Commercial Fishing. Relocated and updated exhibits include: Pioneers of Paradise, Local Indian Culture and the enhanced Mike Long Fish Wall.

The Indian exhibit includes a beautiful mural done by local artist Edgar Walter. New historical data markers are in the Museum Heritage Park on Early Seine Boat Fishing & Fish Camps, Seine Nets & Net Reels and the 16 pioneer families. A new "photo-opp" entitled the "Linda Ann" offers a photo keepsake. The Museum has audio, group, and student tours. Each visitor receives a raffle ticket for a chance at one of the 14 door prizes.

The The Destin History and Fishing Museum is located at: 108 Stahlman Avenue Destin, Florida. The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Call the museum with any questions, 850-837-6611.

Destin History & Fishing Museum  |  P.O. Box 548  |  Destin, Florida 32541 |  850.837.6611
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