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The Anna Maria Historical Society Museum occupies a building along Pine Avenue. Originally, it was built as an icehouse by the city?s first Mayor, Mitch Davis in 1920. After a serving several other purposes that includes an automotive garage, city office, a firehouse and the Turtle House, the building was turned into the Museum in 1992.

Currently, the Museum houses collections consisting of items related to the history, culture, and heritage of the city. These include rare and old photographs, maps, records from the early 1900s, newspaper clippings, period outfits, jewelry, and videos. The Museum now also houses a library so that people can access and conveniently use its archival records and Islander newspapers dating back to 1954. Visitors can also view the displays of period clothing that are shown on pedestals as well as glass enclosed cases. For a more fulfilling experience, visitors can try out the restaurant and immerse themselves into the early years of the town. Even the walls on some part of the museum tell small stories from the past. It also pays tribute to the veterans of World War I and II.
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