The Historical Society of Bay County

Panama City, Florida

About Us

The Bay County Historical Society was organized in 1936 to preserve  the rich heritage of the area. This objective has been pursued over the past 75 years by members and friends.

Bay County Courthouse

Our Mission

  To identify, preserve, and document Bay County history

  To assist in the preservation of historic sites within the county

  To collect, identify, and preserve documents, pictures and artifacts

In addition to its community projects, the Historical Society sponsors a regular lecture series, featuring talks and topics of historical significance to the area.  The public is invited, regarless of membership.  They are presented each month September through May.  There are no meetings in June, July and August. You can learn more about our meetings on the Events page.  Click the link below.

2014/15 Officers and Directors

Dr. Glenda Walters
(850) 832-0840

Immediate Past President:
Rebecca B. Saunders
(850) 785-9036

Vice President:
Robert R. Hurst
(850) 785-6184

Pat Cook
(850) 233-1210

Marlene Womack
(850) 785-2635


     Bob Daffin, Russ Mathis,

Elyse Fishel, John Lewis, Lynn Moore


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Historical Society of Bay County
P.O. Box 1476
Panama City, FL 32402
Phone: (850) 832-0840

Webmaster:  Joe Marshall