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Welcome to the Ormond Beach Historical Society

Upcoming Special Events, Exhibits & Educational Programs

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Speaker Series

February 11, 2023

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Anderson-Price Building
42 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach


Florida and Water:
A Historical Perspective

Steve Noll, Ph.D., instructional professor in the history department at the University of Florida, will chronicle Florida’s long and difficult relationship with water. Dr. Steven Noll examines attempts to turn water into land and land into water throughout Florida’s history, including contentious water-related issues like the potential restoration of the Everglades, the battle over the Ocklawaha River, the degradation of north Florida’s iconic springs, and more.

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Meet the Author

Saturday, February 18, 2023

11:00 am
Anderson-Price Memorial Building

42 N. Beach St.

Ormond Beach, Florida


Book Signing and Author Discussion

Join us in welcoming local historian and author Robert Redd as he shares his latest book "Hidden History of Civil War in Florida."

At the outset of the Civil War, Florida's entire population was only a bit larger than present-day Gainesville. Still, the state played an outsized role in the conflict. Join the author on a tour of the lesser-known aspects of Florida in the Civil War.

2023 Murder Mystery!

Help us solve a murder! You are invited to a Murder Mystery Party held at the Rowallan House (beachside Ormond) on February 25th, 2023.

This custom-built mystery game was designed for 100+ participants and involves actors, trading cards, riddles, and scary challenges.

Amazing atmosphere, unique puzzles, and catered hors d’oeuvres … this is a memorable fundraiser you don’t want to miss!

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Speaker Series

February 25, 2023

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Anderson-Price Building
42 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach


The Yamasee Indians in Florida, 1663-present

Denise I. Bossy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at the University of North Florida, will discuss how the Yamasees were one of the early South’s most powerful nations—colonial or Indigenous. For close to a century, the Yamasees established a series of shifting and interconnected homelands that stretched across much of northern Florida, dominating the region that lay in between Spanish La Florida and British Carolina. The keys to Yamasee power were their expansive networks and their mobility. This talk, by the first scholar to fully reconstruct the history of this powerful nation, reveals how the Yamasees transformed our state’s history.



February 2, 2023 to May 7, 2023

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MacDonald House
38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach


Howard Thurman: From the Beginning... In Daytona Beach, FL

Howard Thurman spent most of his childhood in segregated Daytona Beach, Florida. Raised by his grandmother, a former slave in North Florida, he became one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century. He was spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, an co-founder of the first interracially pastored, intercultural church in the United States.

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Ormond Yacht Club

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Thank You, Florida Humanities!

Florida Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded Ormond Beach Historical Society a $18,500 grant to help recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Ormond Beach Historical Society, we are very grateful to Florida Humanities for the American Rescue Plan grant. The grant will help us keep our staff positions, purchase essential technology, and to nurture the rich history and culture in Ormond Beach, so we can share and preserve it for generations to come.

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