Features & Events

Historical Society Meetings 


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

each month, September thru May. They begin at 6:30 pm with the program beginning at

7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Bay County Library. The meeting and program are free and open to the public. You are invited to join us to hear programs on local history.

May23, 2022       

Registered Professional Archaeologist, Barbara Clark, will present a program on the turpentine and naval stores industry in Florida and the impacts it had on Florida's history and our local economy.  The speaker specializes in historic archaeology of the 19th and early 20th century.  This discussion of the industry will include its beginnings in the Southeast, through the convict leasing program during the Reconstruction, and insights into the causes that led to the end of the industry in Florida. 

June 4, 2022


The Historical Society of Bay County's last and possibly most popular event of the year is returning!  For the first time since 2019, the society will host its Pioneer Picnic.  The event will be held on June 4, 2022, at the Forest Park United Methodist Church on 23rd Street.

Registration begins at 10:30 am.  After socializing and entertainment, lunch will be enjoyed at noon. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share.  Meat and tea will be provided. 

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