Renovations on the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum have been completed and the new exhibit will open on October 13, 2015.
The new exhibit preserves the character of the original one, but is updated with new information and never before displayed objects. The new exhibit better preserves the objects and enhances accessibility. Visitors will now enter the museum through the front door and exit through the giftshop.
Here are some before-and-after photographs:
The museum exhibit prior to renovations in August 2015. Photograph courtesy of Kathryn Rohlwing.
The post-renovation exhibit on September 27, 2015. Photograph courtesy of Ashley Burke.
The original exhibit's display of 1920s era swimsuits. Photograph courtesy of Kathryn Rohlwing, August 2015.
The new exhibit features a "Leisure on the Beach" section that tells the story of early day trippers to the Island. Photograph courtesy of Ashley Burke, September 2015.