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Thank You to 

Anna Maria Life 

and

Fun & More Rentals

for sponsoring our 

new "three unique cities"

merchandise.

Stop by the museum to find out

about the inspiration behind

the design!

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Now open: Tues thru Sat

10am to 1pm

 

             Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

January-March

10 am- 4 pm

April-Dec

10am-1pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Closed the month of September

Museum Location

 AMI Trolley Stop

 Crescent  Drive at Pine Avenue

 402 Pine Avenue

 Anna Maria, Florida 34216

 Museum Admission

 Free admission!

 Donations  are appreciated.

To arrange a private tour for your group, contact us at

941.778.0492  or

amihs4315@gmail.com

Group Tour rates may apply.

 

 More About Us

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 View our archives on  eHive.

 Watch oral histories on our

 Youtube Channel.

Link to past editions

of The Islander 

https://original-ufdc.uflib.ufl.edu/fdnl/results/?t=anna%20maria

 


Anna Maria Island
Historical Society
Museum and Complex

402 Pine Ave
Anna Maria, FL

 

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AMIHS Museum
Our museum building was constructed in 1920 as an icehouse. It went on to serve as an automotive garage, a sea turtle hatchery, and a public administration building. In 1992, the City of Anna Maria began leasing the building to the Historical Society for use as a museum.

The museum's exhibits tell the story of the first settlers on the Island and the legacy they left behind. It also covers the Island's fishing and baseball history. It includes archives of records and newspapers for research into families and businesses.

By Island Artist Marlane Wurzbach

Belle Haven

This historical cottage was originally built on the City Pier in 1920. In 1926, the cottage fell into the bay. It was pulled from the waters and became a family home on the Island for almost 50 years. In 2001, the cottage was moved to the Historical Park to save it from demolition. Lovingly restored in 2006 with money raised by the

AMI Historical Society, the Belle Haven Cottage is now furnished with heirlooms and antiques demonstrating early island life.

Mangrove Walk

The Historical Park is the site of one of the original fresh water wells established on the Island. It was a park used for picnics in the  early 1900s.

The Historical Park is now planted with drought and disease resistant native plants. The goal of this park is to educate the public on native plants and provide an example of eco-friendly landscaping.

The Old City Jail

The city jail was built in 1927 to "quarter the rowdies" who had had a bit too much to drink at the local tavern and dance hall. The jail was used until the 1940s, when it

caught fire. The wooden roof burned away, but the original tabby structure remained. The city decided to use the old jail as a photo op for visitors, so it was left standing and painted with its current slogan.

The jail is one of the most photographed attractions on the Island. Join a now 60 year tradition by taking a picture of yourself with the Old City Jail.

Settler's Bread

December through March: Join us Tuesdays  in Anna Maria City  at the park across from the City Pier, to purchase 

original recipe Settler's Bread.

Proceeds benefit the Pat Copeland Scholarship Fund. 

THE ANNA MARIA ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. IS A 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION – FEDERAL TAX I.D. #65-0248909. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (#CH37361) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR AT WWW.FDACS.GOV/CONSUMER-RESOURCES/CHARITIES. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THIS ORGANIZATION RETAINS 100% OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED.

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