Members of the Bay County Historical Society are pleased to announce that the Bay County History Museum has moved to a new location at 133 Harrison Avenue, in downtown Panama City. BCHS members are very excited about the new Harrison Avenue location. The new venue provides improved settings for displays and more space to expand upon the engaging and fascinating history of Bay County and the communities within Bay County.
Photos of the Grand Opening celebration at the new Bay County History Museum are at the address below:
The Annual Pioneer Picnic was very well attended and a success in every aspect. Sponsored by Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union, Historical Society of Bay County and Bay County Genealogical Society, the annual event was hailed as a success by all that attended. Many attendees where recognized as certified descendants of Bay County's first families. The event also provided an opportunity for all to socialize and recall the memories and connections that their families made over 100 years ago. A special thanks goes to John Lewis and all BCHS and BCGS members that participated in putting on this wonderful event.
On November 5, 2016, the Bay County History Museum held its second Carter Craft Boat Show. The society partnered with The International Carter Craft Registry. Many of the entries were from out-of-town.
Historical Society of Bay County
P.O. Box 1476
Panama City, FL 32402-1476
Congratulations to our own Dr. Glenda Walters of Lynn Haven on her reappointment to the Florida Humanities Council Board. We appreciate your enthusiastic service! The following is the statement released by the Florida Humanities Council:
"Gov. Rick Scott has announced two appointments and two reappointments to our board. We welcome newcomers Brian Dassler of Tallahassee and Thomas Lang of Orlando; and we say welcome back to Sue Kim of Ormond Beach and Glenda Walters of Lynn Haven. We hope their tenures are grand, and thank you, Gov. Scott."