Upcoming Events, Exhibits & Educational Programs
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.
Nathan Cobb Cottage Children's Program
August 27, 2022
10am to 11am
Nathan Cobb Cottage, 137 Orchard Ln Ormond Beach FL
This children's program will focus on the cottage that was built from a ship that ran aground on the shores of Ormond in 1896. We will share the story of the cottage and do some fun nautical themed activities.
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Ormond Yacht Club
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. It came at the right time—when we needed relief the most. The grant will help us keep our staff positions and purchase some essential technology. Florida Humanities American Rescue Plan grant is a light for us- we will use it to nurture the rich history and culture in Ormond Beach, so we can share and preserve it for generations to come.