Celebrate Mardi Gras at Crestview’s History Museum

CRESTVIEW, Fla., Jan. 29, 2023—The Crestview History Museum will celebrate Mardi Gras Feb. 11.

Volunteers have been getting the Bush House dressed for Mardi Gras, taking down some Christmas decorations on Twelfth Night, per tradition, and converting others into Mardi Gras decorations.

Carnival season began Jan. 6 and lasts until midnight on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The three-piece Brighton Street Band will perform between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the Feb. 11 event.

King cake courtesy of Winn-Dixie and non-alcoholic hurricanes will be available in the kitchen, and each visitor will receive Mardi Gras beads imported from a New Orleans parade.

The Crestview History Museum is located in the historic Bush House at 198 South Wilson St. It is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Saturday openings are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

The second Saturday March 11 will be “Flea to the Bush House” and will feature a flea market and crafts fair in the parking lot next to the museum. Booth space is available for a $10 donation to the Crestview Area Sister City Ambassadors student organization and benefits their June trip to Noirmoutier, France.

Brian Hughes, City of Crestview cultural services specialist

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