Features & Events

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Historical Society Meetings 

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. Be sure to visit the Museum during the Summer.

Our summer events began with the Pioneer Picnic enjoyed by some 60 members and guests. The luncheon filled everyone with good food as usual. Entertainment was a delight!   Judy Brite told tales of her days with the Grand Old Oprea and performed a variety of musical selections. She even called on members Tem Fontain and Bob Hurst to join the fun as backup musicians! Thanks also to sponsor Panhandle Credit Union.

Summer 2022       

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   Tuesday - Thursday....10am - 1pm

    Wednesday - Friday....10 am - 3pm

    Saturday... 9 am - 4 pm.  

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.

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Photo Tour of Bay County History

July 18, 2022

On this date, the Historical Society of Bay County officially opens its latest exhibit—Photo Tour of Bay County History.  This display leads the viewer through the years of people, places and events in Bay County by using many of the vast number of photographs archived at the Bay County Library and in private collections.  Come in and look for your ancestors!

For the donation of $50, many dramatic photographs are available to the public as  wrapped canvas decor suitable for hanging in your home or office. Also available, for the donation of only $5, is a selection of photos mounted as magnets.