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Specialty Museums Florida (Key West-Winter Park)

 
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  Florida
Key West
Harry S Truman Little White House Museum
111 Front Street
Key West FL  33041
Phone 
305 294-9911
Web Site  http://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com/
Alt Web  http://www.allsands.com/History/People/harrystruman_rdy_gn.htm
Description  Truman's summer home, collection of presidential Christmas cards
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  President
Nature of Group or Site  Government
Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics

Key West Lighthouse Museum and Keepers Quarters
308 Whitehead Street
Key West FL
Phone 
305 294-0012
Web Site  http://www.kwahs.com/lighthouse.htm
Description  rebuilt tower now maintained as it looked when deactivated in 1969
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Lighthouse
Era  1847

Florida
Key West
Key West Shipwreck Historeum

1 Whitehead Street
Key West FL  33040
Phone 
305 292-8990
Web Site  www.shipwreckhistoreum.com/
E-mail  mailto:shipwreck@historictours.com
Description  history of shipwrecks and salvage in location that once averaged a wreck a week
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

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Kissimmee
Flying Tigers Warbird Air Museum
231 North Hoagland Boulevard
Kissimmee FL 34741
Phone 407 933-1942
Web Site http://www.warbirdmuseum.com/
E-mail mailto:Programs@warbirdmuseum.com
Description almost 20 flyable aircraft on display, active restoration program (with 5 day restoration school), additional exhibits
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Military
Industry /Profession Air Force
New or Updated: 06/02/2003

Florida
Lake City
Florida Sports Hall of Fame
106 Hall of Fame Drive
Lake City FL  32025
Phone 
904 758-1310
Web Site  http://www.springs-r-us.com/interest.htm-Columbia%20County%20Historical%20Museum
Description 40 exhibits with extra attention to college football
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

Florida
Lake Worth
National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, Inc
9011 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth FL  33467
Phone 
561 969-3210
Web Site  *****
Description  Polo equipment, photos
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame

Florida
Lakeland
International Sport Aviation Museum
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
PO Box 6795
Lakeland FL  33807
Phone 
863 644-0741
Web Site  www.airmuseum.org
Description  Technology and research, honors those who have shaped aviation history, 35 aircraft
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation
Research /Reading  Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Florida
Miami
World & US Chess Hall of Fame & Museum
13755 SW 119th Avenue
Miami FL  33186
Phone 
786 242-4255
Web Site  http://www.uschesshalloffame.com/
E-mail  mailto:chessmuseum@aol.com
Description  chess history, famous tables, chess sets & pieces, honored players
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

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Miami Beach
Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33139
Phone 305 672-5044
Web Site http://www.jewishmuseum.com/
Description Florida Jewish experience since 1763, mosaic photo exhibit, traveling
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Collection N-Z Photography
Group Identity Jewish
New or Updated: 06/16/2003

Florida
Naples
Teddy Bear Museum of Naples
2511 Pine Ridge Road
Naples FL 34109
Phone 239 598-2711
Web Site http://www.teddymuseum.com/
Toll Free 886 365 BEAR
E-mail mailto:http://www.teddymuseum.com/contact.htm
Description 5000 teddy bears on display
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Collection A-F Dolls
Collection N-Z Toys
New or Updated: 06/20/2003

Florida
Ocala
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing & Museum of Classic Cars
13700 SW 16th Avenue
Ocala FL  34473
Phone 
352 245-8661
Web Site  http://www.garlits.com/
E-mail  mailto:info@garlits.com
Description  One of the best known drag racers now owns museum and hall of fame
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame

  FL

  Ormond Beach

  Birthplace of Speed Museum

  160 East Franada Boulevard

  Ormond Beach   FL   32074    

  Phone   904 672-5657

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/travel/getaways/daytona/sfl-

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  Description  CLOSED

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:   9/18/2004

Florida
Palm Beach
Palm Beach Maritime Museum
Pt Palm Beach Maritime Bldg #404
Palm Beach FL
Phone 
407 659-0800
Web Site  www.software-factory.com/fam/fam_pbmm.html
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

Florida
Panama City Beach
Museum of Man in the Sea
17314 Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach FL 32413
Phone
850 235-4101
Web Site
http://www.diveweb.com/iod/mmits.html
Description
diving and undersea exploration -- scuba and other historic underwater equipment
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus
Maritime
Collection N-Z Scuba
Owner/Operator:
Institute of Diving
New or Updated: 06/28/2003

Florida
Perry
Forest Capital State Cultural Museum
204 Forest Park Drive
Perry FL  32348
Phone 
850 584-3227
Web Site  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/district2/forestcapital/index.asp
Description  Geodesic dome features map of Florida tree types, Cracker Homestead Interpretive Site, exhibits on wood products
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Industry /Profession  Forestry

Florida
Polk City

Water Ski Hall of Fame
1251 Holy Cow Road
Polk City  FL  33868    
 
Phone  863 324-2472
 
Web Site  http://www.waterskihalloffame.com/pages/HoF/HoFmuseum.html
 
E-mail  mailto:info@waterskihalloffame.com
 
Description  from the first known water skis in 1922 to the present
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Sports
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Owner/Operator:  American Water Ski Educational Foundation
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003

Florida
Sarasota
Bellm's Cars and Music of Yesterday
5500 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL
Phone 
813 355-6228
Web Site  *****
Description  125 cars and 2000 mechanical music boxes
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Industry /Profession  Music
Collection G-M  Mechanical Music

Florida
Sebring
Highlands Hammock State Park/ CCC Museum
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring FL 33872
Phone 863 386-6094
Web Site http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/district4/highlandshammock/index.asp
Description Civilian Conservation Corps Museum to reopen 11/2003, campground & Tram tours of canal area available
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Park
Kind of Activity Trails
New or Updated: 06/30/2003

  FL

  Silver Springs

  Silver Springs Antique Car Collection

  5656 E Silver Springs Blvd

  PO Box 370

  Silver Springs  FL  32688    

  Phone   904 236-2121

  Web Site  *****

  Description  several car museum sites list this, but the # is Silver Springs Theme Park, and

                    their site does not mention a car collection

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:   10/20/2004

Florida
St Augustine
World Golf Hall of Fame
Address
St Augustine FL
Phone 
904 940-4000
Alt Phone  904 940-8000
Web Site  http://www.wgv.com/
Toll Free  800 228-9290
Description  located in a resort, sponsored by most of the major golfing organizations
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Kind of Activity  IMAX
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
Collection G-M  Golf

Florida
Stuart
Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge
301 SE MacArthur Boulevard
Stuart FL  34996
Phone
Web Site 
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Description  Shipwreck Rescue station on Hutchinson Island - active until 1940
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Civic
Era  1876

Florida
Tampa
SS American Victory
705 Channelside Dr
Tampa FL  33602
Phone 
813 228-8766
Web Site  http://www.americanvictory.org/main.asp
E-mail  mailto:info@americanvictory.org
Description  one of 534 Victory merchant ships built at end of WWII to replace the Liberty ships
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type Ship

Florida
Titusville
Astronaut Hall of Fame
6225 Vectorspace Blvd
Titusville FL  32780
Phone
321 269-6100
Web Site  www.americasspaceadventure.com
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
Field of Study/Science Facility  Space

Florida
West Palm Beach
Big Band Hall of Fame Museum
 
9067 Southern Blvd
 
West Palm Beach  FL  33401    
 
Phone  561 655-1113
 
Web Site  http://www.southfloridafair.com/html/yyv_sallybennet.html
  
Alt Web  http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/obituaries/6122228.htm     
    Description
  located in Yesteryear Village
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Industry /Profession  Music
 
New or Updated:  07/09/2003
 

  FL

  Winter Park

  Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

  633 Osceola Ave

  Winter Park  FL   32789     

  Phone  407 647-6294

  Web Site www.polasek.org

  E-mail    mailto:info@polasek.org

  Description  "calssic art in a classical setting"  Polasek sculptures in his home,

                    galleries and gardens

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Collection N-Z  Sculpture

  New or Updated:  7/19/2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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