Caught in the Storm: 100 Years of Florida Hurricanes

Temporary exhibit, online and outdoors at the Florida Maritime Museum

Cortez, Fla. (August 11, 2020)The Florida Maritime Museum announces its newest temporary exhibit, "Caught in the Storm: 100 Years of Florida Hurricanes," which covers a century of hurricanes that have affected the state of Florida.

The exhibit is available ONLINE and OUTDOORS starting August 24, 2020. The full temporary exhibit will open when the museum re-opens on January 5, 2021.

“Caught in the Storm: 100 Years of Florida Hurricanes” walks visitors through a timeline of all hurricanes that made direct contact with Florida land between 1919 and 2019. Learn about the well-known storms like Andrew, Donna, and Charley, as well as lesser known storms that packed just as much of a punch. Explore historic and modern photos, relatable statistics, a trivia challenge, personal stories, and more in this multi-dimensional experience.

Outdoors, immerse yourself in a visualization of storm surge heights from notorious storms across the state. Online, explore a digital tour and join Pip the Pelican to learn about the birth of a storm, anatomy of a storm, and more.

All English text for “Caught in the Storm: 100 Years of Florida Hurricanes” has been translated to Spanish to further serve Florida’s second largest demographic, the Hispanic population.

Visit starting August 24, 2020, to access the online exhibit, and visit the museum grounds from dawn to dusk every day to enjoy the outdoor elements of “Caught in the Storm: 100 Years of Florida Hurricanes.”

This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau - Arts and Culture Division.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA MARITIME MUSEUM Part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Historical Resources Department The Florida Maritime Museum is located in a 1912 Schoolhouse in the historic fishing village of Cortez. The museum seeks to preserve and share Florida’s Maritime history, with a special focus on the gulf coast. This is done through a collection of informative exhibits, research materials, educational programs and community events.

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