CORTEZ -- The Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez will close for the month of September to reconfigure the museum layout and update exhibits, officials said Thursday.
"A more dynamic repertoire of exhibits will further engage the community, and draw in a wider range of visitors to learn about the historic fishing village of Cortez and the importance of Florida’s defining maritime heritage." the museum said in a news release.
Museum officials say the new floor plan will improve traffic flow, allow a greater number of exhibits to be seen by the public and provide more opportunities for rotation of exhibits.
Amara Nash, Supervisor, notes, “Florida’s maritime history relates to everyone who lives in or visits
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The Florida Maritime Museum will close on Sunday, Sept. 1 reopens to check out the changes, and a grand reopening is scheduled for Oct. 5.
The Florida Maritime Museum is located in a 1912 Schoolhouse, 4415 119th St. W. in Cortez.
Admission is free and hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To ask questions, call 941-708-6120.