New Smyrna Beach History Walking Tours
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm
Museum Matinee Program – Archaeology Works “Shells” @ New Smyrna Museum of History
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our good friends with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) are back with another installation of Archaeology Works, “Shells”. Archaeologists study ancient shells to not only learn about the diets and tools of prehistoric Floridians, but also the environments they lived in. Learn to identify different shell types from the east coast and the ways archaeologists use them to learn about the past.
Space is limited. For more information and to register, please contact:
New Smyrna Museum of History
386.478.0052 or

Community Program – “The History and Renovation of the Historic Pacetti Hotel” @ New Smyrna Museum of History
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us as Pelipe De Paula, Registrar and Assistant Curator at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum shares about this local historic structure.  The Pacetti Hotel has stood on the north side of Mosquito Inlet (now Ponce De Leon Inlet) for over 130 years. The Pacetti family that first built it can trace their lineage back to the New Smyrna Colony of the 1760s. What started as a small fishing resort grew to attract anglers and visitors from around the country. Eventually the hotel would be sold to the Gamble family, of Procter and Gamble fame. Recently this historic structure was purchased by the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association because of the close connection between the two sites. This presentation will cover everything that has been learned thus far about the Pacetti Hotel, as well as the ongoing efforts to restore, preserve, and interpret this historic structure.


Museum Matinee Program, “A Visit With Sissie Barr” @ New Smyrna Museum of History
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mrs. Barr is one of Central Florida’s most recognized and celebrated modern impressionist painters who also has a special connection with New Smyrna Beach and Southeast Volusia County. Join us for an intimate visit with Mrs. Barr as she shares stories of childhood visits to New Smyrna Beach in the 1940’s as well as how her desire for more opportunities in life resulted in her introduction to painting and eventually led her back to New Smyrna Beach. You won’t want to miss this special presentation by one of Central Florida’s most colorful characters.