Piering into the Past, Pondering the Future
Titled “Piering into the past, pondering the future,” the exhibit begins with the first pier erected in 1899. Of particular interest is the damage to a pier by the 1921 hurricane, the only direct hit the area has experienced.
An extensive photo collection from the Museum’s Archives traces St. Petersburg piers from railroad tracks through raging winds to the present day. Among those pictured are the Electric Pier, Tomlinson’s Pier, the Mediterranean Pier and the present Inverted Pyramid.
Highlights of the exhibit include 10 images of our piers and the lifestyles they provided for residents and tourists alike. Each of these 24” x 36” pictures have been printed by the GICLEE process on canvass and will be available for purchase. In addition, other historic pictures from the archives along with captions and brief histories will be featured.