THE ​REPUBLICAN MUSEUM

OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

  1.   The Civil War Room
    The Civil War Room
    This room is a very important room in the museum. It exhibits photos from the Civil War era including photos of a woman dressed as herself and also shows the same woman dressed as a man so she could fight in the Civil War.
  2. Birthplace of the Republican Party
    Birthplace of the Republican Party
    By February 1854, anti-slavery Whigs had begun meeting in the upper midwestern states to discuss the formation of a new party. One such meeting, in Wisconsin on March 20, 1854, is remembered as the founding meeting of the Republican Party.
  3. Choose Life
    Choose Life
    This posterdisplays the Republican values concerning life!! It says, "Choose Life...Because every child deserves a birthday!" What poster can say more?
  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from a famous religious family. She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which tells of the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans.
  5. The United States during the Civil War
    The United States during the Civil War
    Red states were the Confederate states favoring slavery. Green states were the Union states against slavery. Lavender states were border states and yellow states seceded after the outbreak of the war.
KERRI TONKIN
Museum Curator
Kerri Tonkin is a very devoted Republican who is totally concerned about educating people as to the history of the Republican Party.  Kerri is also the 2019 President of Lee Republican Women Federated.