The folk skills and heritage crafts of Cortez Fishing Village, and early communities throughout Florida, are at risk. As geographic distance between families continue to grow, new ways of passing on information need to emerge.
The mission of the Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is to collect, preserve and share traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts and personal stories specific to Florida’s maritime heritage. The Folk School, which began in January 2017, enables FMM to take this mission a step further with hands-on classes formulated to not only learn and preserve classic skills, but to share stories, build community and grow appreciation for the history of Cortez and the greater surrounding area.
About The Folk School
*While awaiting construction on the museum, staff offices have been moved into the downstairs of the Burton Store building and will reopen to the public once construction is complete.