Daytripping to the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum

Those visiting Orange Beach in Alabama, strolling down John Snook Drive, come across the Indian and Sea Museum, a great place for a day trip with family.  Museums, sometimes overlooked for other city attractions such as restaurants, bars, and nearby oceans, present an opportunity to take something away other than the memories.

Museums open eyes to history, evolved technologies, and specific cultures.  A diner may enjoy a grade-A steak at a city’s finest restaurant, but once the steak is chewed and digested, the experience is over, but knowledge is forever.

What are some aspects of the Indian and Sea Museum those visiting Alabama need to know about?

Ensure you call ahead to the museum.  Entrance is free, but depending on the number of intended visitors, the museum will open or be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so sign up using the museum’s guest book.  Though entrance is free, those keeping the museum going appreciate donations.

Goers become amazed at the amount of rich and interesting history of Orange Beach, Alabama.  The curator of the museum is a born and bred native, whose family is one of the area’s original founders.  Who were the original ‘fisherman’ and who were the ‘shrimpers?’  Find out, visiting the museum.

The museum takes goers on an authentic tour of this little corner of Alabama.  Those in attendance see:
- What it was like in the early school days
- Keys and artifacts from days gone by
- Early-settler farming and fishing equipment
- Indian artifacts
- Sea artifacts

For Kids
Visiting the museum is a great way to teach kids.  Classroom teachers search for ways to capture the ongoing attention of students.  Teachers incorporate multimedia opportunities in their classrooms, so kids can see and hear about subject matter.  Additionally, whenever possible, teachers make children interact with learning opportunities.  Therefore, visits to the museum offer an incredible opportunity for kids to remember what they've learned.

In 2010, the museum celebrated its 100th anniversary.  The building itself is that old; the old schoolhouse turned into the present-day museum, started in 1995, and then moved to its present location in 1999.  What’s more interesting in addition to the museum’s curators is the presence of townspeople who may be present on premises at the time of visitors’ passing through.  The area, rich in history, is filled with stories told by its natives, and that is why the building and scope of the museum is so unique.  Those enjoying Orange Beach vacation rentals should spend an afternoon here.

About the City
The city of Orange Beach, Alabama is in Baldwin County on the Alabama Gulf Coast, 35 miles from Pensacola, making it an easy ride to Florida.  The permanent number of residents is just over 5,000, yet summer and winter visitors raise the area population to well over 10,000.  The people of the city have a high respect for their land and the surrounding environment.  Aside from the museum, visitors enjoy community centers, a golf course, and a number of shops among the local fervor for life and happiness.

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