Beyond Tourism: America's Yesteryear

A blog of American History

Friday Finds August 20, 2010

The Rebuilding of St. George Island Lighthouse – Read how the people of St. George rebuilt their lighthouse using original materials and blueprints.

Apalachicola Maritime Museum – Planning a trip to Florida or live in Florida and you love sailing, boating, and it’s history. This museum would be a good place to visit.

Harry T. and Harriet V. Moore Cultural Center – From the website “The 11.93-acre Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park features the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center. The Moores were parents, educators, and leading local and national civil rights activists. After organizing the first Brevard County Branch of the NAACP, they remained instrumental in the NAACP and the fight for equality and justice until their untimely deaths. On Christmas night 1951, they were murdered for their involvement in the civil rights movement when a bomb exploded under their home. The park is dedicated to the celebration of their lives and to promoting awareness of their unique contributions to the early civil rights movement.”

History of Melbourne Florida – Read a short history of the town of Melbourne, Florida from the Pioneer age to the Space age.

Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens – This is actually two houses and a cemetery. Catch a glimpse of early Melbourne, Florida. Includes group tours, and ghost tours.

History of Jefferson County, Florida – Learn about the Aucilla Prehistory Project, the Monticello Opera House, and more about Jefferson County on their site.


6 Responses to “Friday Finds”

  1. I hear the FL Humanities is putting on something about Apalachicola Bay around that soon. Looked pretty neat, even though I won’t be able to get up there.

  2. Lyra Says:

    Yeah I won’t be able to visit anytime soon either. I live at the other end of the state.

  3. The Rossetter House looked beautiful. And I’m always up for a ghost tour. 😉

    • Lyra Says:

      I love ghost tours. The one I went on in St. Augustine was awesome. Now if I can only get the time and money to go visit these places I’m posting about it would be perfect. lol.

  4. Fenika Says:

    Oh, that lighthouse looks lovely. I’m glad they were able to rebuild it!

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