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.
more free events still to come
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."
Watch Sarah Ocea Williams' film about life on the Hill in days gone by, featuring oral histories of prominent residents (April 27).
Experience Crossing Jordan, a musical production based on the children's novel that sensitively portrays racial conflict in a neighborhood. (April 28, 29, 30).
Click on the link below for more dates and times and our complete PEARLS calendar