Local history buffs prepare for Museum Day
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Saturday is the 17th Annual Museum Day hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, and some local history buffs are attending.
The Panama City Publishing Company Museum on Beck Avenue and the Historical Society’s Bay County History Museum on Harrison Avenue kick off the celebrations early.
They invite locals to stop by their museums to enter raffles for various gift baskets, as well as to find out what museums have to offer.
Some local businesses and restaurants will also contribute to the museums by making a donation to celebrate the day.
Participating locations include:
- History class brewing company
- Cafe des Millies
- The place
- Empourium craft beer
- The Taproom
- Alice is on Bayview
- Hunt’s Oyster Bar
- Small village
- Enzo’s Pizza and Grill
- The shrimp boat
- Copper faucet grid
- Amavida Coffee
“To have these buildings and facilities with us… and there’s so much history here that people probably aren’t aware of,” said Janis Boatright of the Historic St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership. “It’s a good way to just walk in, go to your local restaurants and adult establishments, and then stop by museums as well and see what they have to offer.”