Sailor Valentine

The sailors’ valentine legend began in the 1800’s when a sailor decided to use his collection of seashells to create a mosaic. As the story goes, he found an eight sided compass case, and using dark and light shells wrote “To My Valentine.” When the sailor returned home from his voyage he presented his gift Read More >

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Fire Tonic

Fire Tonic is an infused immune support beverage that can help fight off common colds and flu. Also good for building immunity and aiding in digestion. Students will each take home a tonic for themselves. Register By February 18th

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Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing offers an opportunity for individuals to write about the significant experiences of their lives and to share these with family and friends. The memoirs may emerge in many forms such as prose or poetry, narrative or dialogue, photographs, drawings, diaries, and maps or a combination of them all. Classes are molded to each Read More >

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Pine Cone Quilting

In this three part class, students will learn basic elements of design and color, practice hand sewing, and develop a deeper appreciation for hand sewn full size quilts. The goal is to complete a 24×24 inch square using the folding fabric method making little triangles which will form a Pine Cone quilt sampler, seat covering, pillow top, or wall hanging. The class includes includes thread, base fabric and needles. Students are asked to bring scissors and 3 yards of assorted fabric.

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Painting with a Fish – Sold Out!

Would you like to learn how to Gyotaku? Join “Painting With A Fish” at The Florida Maritime Museum for a fun modern spin on Gyotaku (Direct Method Fish Rubbing). This unique class includes art instructions, supplies and your own creative fish print. Students must be 12 years of age or older.  Minors must be accompanied Read More >

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SWFL Cultural Conference

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a day long program on Saturday, February 24th from 10 AM to 5 PM where members of the community can immerse themselves in the traditions, folklore, and culture of Florida’s diverse history. Full day Admission to the Folk Forum is $25 including lunch. This Folk Read More >

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Cheese Making

Dairy has played a large role in America since the early 1600s. However, for the last 500 years, Florida’s cattle industry has been a large contributor to both the economy and natural resources. In an effort to celebrate Florida’s Agricultural heritage, come take this hands on cheese making class. JoAnn Mancuso will teach students to Read More >

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Fermented Pickles/Veggies

We will explore the traditional method of lacto-fermented pickles and vegetables. Learn the technique of how to make half sour and full sour cucumber pickles. We will also discuss how to flavor them as well as keep the crunch during the fermentation process. Each attendee will take home what we make in class. All materials will be provided Read More >

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Pasta Making

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. In this class you will learn how to make three different types of pasta from scratch. Ravioli, which is a stuffed pasta; and Gnocchi, a potato pasta and noodles that can be dried and later cooked at Read More >

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Memoir Writing 5 of 6

Memoir Writing offers an opportunity for individuals to write about the significant experiences of their lives and to share these with family and friends. The memoirs may emerge in many forms such as prose or poetry, narrative or dialogue, photographs, drawings, diaries, and maps or a combination of them all. Classes are molded to each Read More >

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Florida Maritime Museum

Our Mission

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum supports the mission of the Florida Maritime Museum to collect, preserve and share traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts, and personal stories specific to Florida’s fishing and maritime heritage. This is done through classes of traditional folk skills and heritage crafts that existed in early communities throughout Florida.

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Sailor Valentine
The sailors’ valentine legend began in the 1800’s...
UPCOMING CLASSES
Tue 20

Sailor Valentine

Tuesday, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 20

Fire Tonic

Tuesday, February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 21

Memoir Writing

Wednesday, February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am