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Permanent Collection Digital Exhibit and Archive

At FMM, we strongly believe in public access to the objects and artifacts in our care. In an effort to increase our digital accessibility, we have begun the digitization of our permanent collection through Omeka, an online exhibition and collections archiving platform.

The project is currently ongoing, but viewers can already explore the full catalog of our traveling exhibit "Chart Your Course" and the robust beginnings of the Captain Blake Bank's collection. Be sure to view our Omeka site frequently - our collections staff are adding new objects weekly.

Puede encontrar una traducción al español de nuestro sitio web Omeka aquí.

Caught in the Storm:
100 Years of Hurricanes in Florida

The indoor portion of this exhibit at the museum walks visitors through all the hurricanes that made direct contact with Florida land between the period of 1919 and 2019. The outdoor component puts flooding into context by showing just how high storm surge levels would look on our buildings.

Explore the digital component of this exhibit and join Pip the Pelican to learn about the birth of a storm, anatomy of a storm and more.

Thank you to the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau for supporting this exhibit. 

Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key logo
Cuban Ranchos
in Tampa Bay

Explore the Cuban fisherman that spent almost one hundred years on the Florida Gulf Coast. These fisherman developed thriving businesses, families, and a relationship with Florida's native population.

This digital exhibit was produced by the Florida Maritime Museum in partnership with the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the University of West Florida, Division of Anthropology and Archaeology.

University of West Florida's Department of Anthropology and Florida Public Archaeology Network logos

Artwork courtesy of Florida Public Archaeology Network. 

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