The Historical Society of Bay County

Panama City, Florida

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Monday October 27th

Dr. Roger Smith, Ph.D., discussing "British East and West Florida 1763-1784"

Based on his award winner doctoral dissertation, Dr. Roger Smith shares newly recovered information concerning British intentions in the southern colonies during the American Revolution.

Dr. Smith received his Bachelor’s Degree in History in 2006, a Master’s Degree in American History in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Early American History and Atlantic World Studies, with a certificate of scholarship in Museum Studies, in 2011 – all from the University of Florida. His work on the American Revolution in the South has received the Aschoff Fellowship Dissertation Award and the Jack and Celia Proctor Award in Southern History. Dr. Smith’s new book, The Last Union Jack, discusses the little-told story of British intention and military activity in the southern colonies from 1775 – 1780, as recorded from a British perspective. For more information click the Humanities Council logo below.


Dr. Smith comes to us from St. Augustine through the Speakers Bureau of the Florida Humanities Council.  The program is free, open to the public and will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  The location will be the Conference Room at the Bay County Public Library, 898 West 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401

S p e c i a l  E v e n t s

Musical Jam Sessions

Roberts Hall, Lynn Haven, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 6:30 PM.


American Cafe

Musical programs presented by Lucky Mud, at Roberts Hall, 3:00 PM Sundays.


McKenzie House

2nd Sunday Entertainment, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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The History of Bay County Florida

Here's a great video on the history of bay county florida with Robert Hurst and Barbara Moore.  Click on the postcard image above to watch now.

Bay County Centennial

To view a collection of photos from the Bay County Centennial Gala, held August 17 at the Panama Country Club in Lynn Haven, click the link below:

Centennial Gala Photo Collection

Congressman Southerland Marks Bay County's Centennial In the U. S. House of Representatives

Rep. Steve Southerland, II (R-FL) took to the House Floor to recognize Bay County's 100th anniversary on April 24, 2013.  You can watch it.  Click the YouTube icon below.

 Congressman Southerland

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