Florida Maritime Museum’s Plan, Phase II, for Permanent Exhibits

Cortez, Fla. (June 10, 2020) The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is undergoing a “Re-Imagination” of permanent exhibits. The conceptual plan, which was Phase I of a multi-phase process, went through public comment in early December 2019. Phase II will begin on June 15, 2020.

The last permanent exhibit change at the Florida Maritime Museum was 5 years ago. To keep the museum fresh for new and returning visitors, FMM will be undergoing a thoughtful “Re-Imagination” of their permanent exhibits. The Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum, the non-profit that supports the museum, has contracted with The Creative Pool museum exhibit design firm to produce a plan for the new permanent exhibits. Lead exhibit designer for Creative Pool, Charity Myers, was formerly the Curator of Exhibits for the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. The lead content writer for the project is KC Smith. KC coordinated educational programs for the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee for twenty-five years and is a respected writer and editor for exhibits, grants and other projects. She has a deep rooted passion for maritime history and heritage inspired by her late husband Dr. Roger C. Smith, who served as Florida State Underwater Archaeologist for almost three decades.