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*New: A Christmas in Florida
As a child I loved to read of the Christmas customs and festivities in various lands. I was thrilled with the oft-told story of St. Nicholas's majestic entrance to the home on Christmas Eve.
1964: 50 Years Ago at Flagler Beach School
Now home to the Flagler Beach Montessori School, the old Wickline's walls and halls have witnessed nearly 90 years of education since the building's 1925 debut as the Flagler Beach School.
85th Beach Birthday Bash
Thank you to all sponsors, restaurants, and volunteers that made the 85th City Birthday and the Museum's 10th Anniversary so spectacular.
A Christmas in Florida
If you have always lived up North, where on Christmas day the ground is usually white with snow, you can't image what a Florida Christmas is like.
A Flagler Beach Hotel Pictorial
According to Catherine Wilson’s book “A New Beginning,” D.F. Fuquay and George Moody began construction of the Flagler Beach Hotel in 1923 and opened July 4th, 1925
A Flagler Beach Pier Pictorial
The iconic Flagler Beach Pier is our city's most recognizable feature. Opened in 1928 and now home to a bait and gift shop, the Funky Pelican Restaurant, and Surf97.3
Bunnell Homebuilder Dec 1912
Over 100 years ago, the marketing of Flagler County began. We celebrate Bunnell’s Centennial with pages from the inaugural newsletter to northerners: The Bunnell Home Builder, December 1912.
Centennial Curiousities
The 100-year history of the county is a storied one from railroad tycoons to potato farmers.
Flagler Beach - 100 Landmark Years
2015 has been a great year to celebrate Flagler Beach landmark anniversaries.
Flagler Beach 1925 Tribune Ads
Look at the ads and articles from Tribune pages in April of 1925 when Flagler Beach was incorporated
Flagler Beach Airport – A Well Kept Secret
Excerpts from upcoming monograph about the little known Flagler Beach Airport and its famous landings. To learn more, visit the museum, and check out the Tom Duncan F.B Airport monograph.
Flagler Beach as Ocean City
Before it became incorporated as Flagler Beach in 1925, the town was called Ocean City. Read about the 1920s in detail.
Flagler Beach Beginnings
In honor of our 85th birthday in April 2010, here are some excerpts of the city's beginnings
Flagler Beach Pier
Approved in 1925, the Municipal Pier was completed in 1928.
Flagler Beach's 1st Lifeguards
Life Guard Training Story by William M. Babbitt as told to grandaughter RaeAnna Parris
Flagler County Development
This is the 1st in a series of Flagler County History articles written by Pioneer Family descendant Sisco Deen who serves on the Executive Board of the Flagler County Historical Society.
Flagler County Native Reflects
Former Flagler Beach Mayor Remembers Early Days of Flagler County
Flagler County's Rich Heritage
As Director of the Flagler Beach Historical Museum, our county's history infuses my life every day.
Flagler Hotel
Two of the most frequent questions we hear at the Museum are "Where was the Flagler Beach Hotel?" and "What happened to it?" Opened in 1925, the Flagler Hotel's story ended in the early 1970s.
Flagler's First Fire Department
Flagler Beach incorporated in 1925 and one of the first orders of business was to set up a fire department and order a truck. Read all about the 1920s Flagler Beach Fire Department here.
Florida Bungalow - No. 2
In April 1913 issue of the Bunnell Home Builders Newsletter, a description of the Florida Bungalow Number 2. This bungalow was a larger model than the first one.
Golden Sands Apartments and Flagler Hotel
The Flagler Beach Historical Museum received a fabulous poster collage of color photos of the old Flagler Hotel.
History in the Making
Reflected in our motto "From the Stone Age to the Space Age" is the Museum's connection with twin astronauts, Mark and Scott Kelly.
Honoring Museum Founder Catherine Wilson
Last month when many of the people whose lives she touched, gathered to honor Catherine Wilson, the Museum’s founder and leader for over 15 years.
Hurricane History
Hurricane Matthew in early October was one of the most severe threats to Flagler County in recent history.
Lindbergh Lands Here
Lindbergh landed in Flagler Beach due to bad weather in .... Residents enjoyed entertaining him during his stay.
Marineland 2 - Changes
Compilation by Teri Pruden of Marineland from the 40s to today's Marineland Dolphin Adventure
Museum 10th Anniversary
A Taste of the Beach & More
Native American Middens
Flagler County was home to Native Americans over 4000 years ago. Pottery and tools have been found in middens along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Pardon Our Dust
Construction Competition
Pier Fishing
Youthful remembrances of Lorraine Ruhl who fished off the Flagler Beach Pier beginning in the 1940s.
Start Business
For information, try this 11 page worksheet
Stone Age...
Reprinted courtesy of, Frank Gromling educates us on our oldest coastal "neighbors" the turtles and how to protect the endangered species.
You Should Have Been Here Yesterday ...
Throughout our history two local factions have always been drawn to the iconic Flagler Beach Pier: Fishers and Surfers. Maria Sayers shares her pleasures of a happy day of pier fishing.
Zelda Headly Family Fruit Stand
My family ran the local fruit stand during the very early 1940s until the war effort changed everything.

85th Beach Birthday Bash

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Flagler Beach Historical Museum
207 S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach, FL 32136 • Phone: (386) 517-2025
• Email: Museum Administrator