Upcoming Events, Exhibits & Educational Programs
Black History Storytelling at the Anderson-Price Building
June 2, 2022 6:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building
Join us to hear African American Trailblazers from Ormond Beach share their stories of achievement. For details of each program please selt the More Info button below.
Free admission and parking
A House Named Bosarve: The First & Last Families Exhibit
May 7, 2022 to October 1, 2022
10am to 3pm Tuesday through Saturday
Macdonald House, 38 E. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach FL
Exhibit Opening Reception May 7 from 5-7 pm
Bosarve was built in 1868 on Riverside Drive in Ormond by Charles and John Andrew Bostrom and named after a town, possibly their hometown, on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Their third house, built in 1903 next to the first house, was three stories with wraparound porches, and was used for out-of-town guests. In the 1930s, Mrs. Henry Oltman, the next owner, changed the name to Villa Sans Souci, meaning "carefree" in French, and the house became a hotel. In 1946, Gerald Althouse and Dorothy O. Smith from Danbury, Connecticut purchased the hotel. The extended Smith family lived in the house from the 1950s until the house was demolished in 1966.