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Carrabelle History Museum: Special Exhibit on “A Lost Town: Harbeson City”

March 2, 2022 - March 31, 2022

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The Carrabelle History Museum is excited to announce a new special exhibit on “A Lost Town: Harbeson City”. This exhibit will be on display from Wednesday, March 2 through Thursday, March 31. There is no charge for admission but donations are gladly accepted. The museum and exhibit are open Wednesdays 12-5 pm, Thursdays thru Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays 12 – 5 pm.

Harbeson City was a bustling, self-contained community that existed in Franklin County just a few miles north of Carrabelle. It was created to support the large sawmill located there. The Harbeson City sawmill was the first electrified sawmill in the southeast. Harbeson City had its own school thru 6th grade, a grocery store, and even a hotel. After the sawmill closed down, Harbeson City would likely have become another ghost town, still there but forgotten. However during WWII, what remained of the town was all but bombed and shelled into non-existence. All that remains now of Harbeson City are a few fascinating artifacts and memories.

The exhibit will feature photos and artifacts from Harbeson City and those related to the timber industry of that time. The artifacts include a large-link, hand-wrought logging chain, Harbeson bricks, fascinating photos of the mill, town, and the workers plus a wonderful example of a cat-faced piece of timber. Come to the museum to learn about this lost and forgotten town in Franklin County.

Carrabelle History Museum is located, one block from Carrabelle Harbor, at 106 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. For more information, contact 850-697-2141 or go to www.carrabellehistorymuseum.org.

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Carrabelle History Museum

106 SE Ave B
Carrabelle, FL 32322 United States