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 www.FloridaMaritimeMuseum.org 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.”