Museum of History’s ‘Cocktails on the Court’ returns Saturday

Museum of History’s ‘Cocktails on the Court’ returns Saturday

Guests enjoying the 2021 Cocktails on the Court
Photo courtesy St. Pete Museum of History

St. Pete’s favorite shuffleboard party is back. Cocktails on the Court, the annual fundraiser for the St. Petersburg Museum of History, returns to the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club on Saturday, September 24 from 7-10 pm.

The 1950s-themed gala is an evening of drinks, dinner, music and more under the stars. The unforgettable event, hosted in one of St. Pete’s most historic venues, offers an elegant and entertaining experience, complete with unlimited Florida-inspired cuisine and cocktails.

There will be a headliner performance by The Black Honkeys, as well as a 1950s fashion show, special appearances from Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, and of course, shuffleboard. Individual tickets start at $100, or get two for $175.

In announcing the event, the Museum of History said attendees will “dance under the stars, dine on Florida cuisine and cocktails, and celebrate unique St. Pete!”

Cocktails on the Courts benefits the Museum’s mission of preserving and presenting our city’s rich and unique heritage. Costumes for the event are not required, but they are certainly encouraged.

The Museum has preserved history for 100 years

The St. Petersburg Museum of History recently celebrated its centennial here in the Sunshine City, as February 11, 2022 marked 100 years. The museum tells the story of St. Petersburg, from our brick streets and myriad piers, to two-headed calves and historic maps, plus much, much more.

Soon, the St. Petersburg Museum of History will begin work on a 10,000-square-foot expansion. This expansion will include prolific artist Ya La’Ford’s largest art installation to date. The 10,000-square-foot expansion will also include a ground-level Welcome Center and St. Pete-themed gift shop, while the Museum’s new exhibit Explore Florida! will bring St. Petersburg, as well as Florida history, to life on the second level. The crown jewel will be Flight Deck—a rooftop terrace for special events.

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