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Features & Events

Programs are presented on the 4th Monday of each month, September thru May, at the Bay County Public Library at 898 W. 11th St.  Meetings begin at 6:30 pm and program follows at 7:00.  All are free and open to the public.

May 22, 2023     RENEW MEMBERSHIP

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Ann Rish Johnson and Linda Rozier Davis will be guest speakers at the Historical Society of Bay County meeting in May.  Representing the newly formed Wewahitchka Historical Society, they will present a history of Old and New Iola, Wewahitchka, and Lakes Alice and Julia.  In addition, they will discuss the society's present and future projects, including the preservation of several cemeteries and churches in Wewahitchka and Iola.   Ms. Johnson, a retired registered nurse, is the founder and president of the Wewahitchka Historical Society.  Ms. Rozier resides in Brandon, Mississippi and is an English teacher. She is a descendant of the Rozier family of Panama City prominent in the 1900s.  Their historic family home still stands in the W. Beach Drive area.  Her great uncle once operated a hardware store and dental office on Harrison Avenue where the History Museum stands today.

Join us at 6:30 for the HSBC meeting. The program will begin promptly at 7pm.  Open to the public, admission is free.

Continuing Event!


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In conjunction with our well attended program, "Sea, Sand and Trees," presented in March by Tem Fontaine, the HSBC announces a the opening of a new exhibit at the Bay County History Museum.  located at 133 Harrison Avenue.  Mr. Fontaine's assembled collection of paper mill artifacts and photographs documenting the life of the mill's near 100 years in production are now part of this new exhibit.  With the assistance of HSBC exhibit director, Kenny Redd, and the sponsorship of Tyndall Credit Union, this collection is on display at the Bay County History Museum.  Come see the film that documents the production of paper from tree to product.  Special feature, see and hear the whistle.  Museum admission is free.

June 3, 2023


The Historical Society of Bay County will hold its annual Pioneer Picnic honoring the early families of Bay County on Saturday June 3, 2023 at the Forest Park United Methodist Church, 1401 W. 23rd Street. Registration begins at 10:30 and food will be served at noon. Participants are asked a covered dish to share.  Meat and drinks will be provided by the HSBC and sponsor, Panhandle Credit Union.   


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