Save Our Shotguns Apalachicola is a non-profit 501(c)(3) working to preserve the historic structures of Apalachicola for the purpose of affordable housing. We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to our mission to preserve historic structures, to create low and moderate income housing, and to provide training and jobs for local residents.
preserving and embracing apalachicola's rich legacy of shotguns
pearls -- a showcase of Apalachicola's shotgun and other historic houses to raise awareness of their history, simple beauty and usefulness for the creation of affordable housing.
pearls -- a month-long celebration of the culture and history of Apalachicola as exemplified through its early 20th century shotgun houses, featuring art and history exhibits, painting workshops, a weekend symposium, walking tours, theater, music, dance, oral histories and a opening and closing parties, all free to the public.
pearls -- bringing together urban planners, historians, architects, artists and local residents to encourage discovery of this important overlooked piece of Apalachicola history, and to set in motion an overall strategy for saving Apalachicola's historic structures for practical as well as cultural preservation purposes.
the pearls celebration is over for now, but you can still
- Find the shotguns on your own with our Walking Tour Map available in many locations downtown including the Apalachicola Library and Downtown Books. It is also available here by clicking on "History" and then "Walking Tour."
- Visit and view the Historic Photo Exhibit at the Holy Family Center.
- View and listen to recordings of many of our PEARLS events as we post them on this website.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Apalachicola House History to be entered on our Interactive Map.