Features & Events

Historical Society Meetings 

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Bob Hurst

Monthly meetings of the Historical Society of Bay County held on the 4th Monday of

each month, are suspended May through September. They will resume on September 26, 2022, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room of the Bay County Library. Fall program titles will soon be announced so check this site and our Facebook page for information. The meeting and program are free and open to the public. You are invited to join us to hear programs on local history.  Be sure to visit the Museum during the Summer.

Summer 2022       

It is with great excitement that the Bay County Historical Museum announces new hours of operation for the summer months.  Since we are an entirely volunteer organization, it has been a challenge to recruit docents to keep our doors open.  However, through a partnership with the Gulf Coast Workforce program, we have been able to secure part time docent to help extend our hours. Come in and meet our newest docent, Diane.  She is a longtime resident of Bay County and is happy to share her memories with you or get answers to your questions.

June 4, 2022


Pioneer Picnic, circa 1940s

On this date, the Historical Society of Bay County renewed its tradition of the Pioneer Picnic. For the first time since 2019, society members, Pioneer Family descendants and longtime Bay County residents gathered for good food, music and fellowship at the Forest Park United Methodist Church.  Judy Brite provided entertainment with songs and stories from her musical career which included her days with the Grand Ole Opry.  She drew HSBC members into her backup musicians with Tem Fontaine on the tambourine and Bob Hurst on the washtub.

 At noon, a lunch of fried chicken, ham and potluck favorites was blessed by Bob Daffin and enjoyed by the 60 or so guests. Remember to put this event on your calendar for next year!   

Panhandle Credit Union was our gracious sponsor again this year.  THANK YOU!