Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)

Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)


The Pensacola Historic Preservation Society will feature the lecture "Strange Connections--Arcadia, Bagdad, and Destin" by Hank Klein at its January 19 luncheon meeting. Open to the public, we meet at 11:30 at O'Charley's Restaurant on Davis Highway, Pensacola. Reservations are needed to insure seating. Call the Corresponding Secretary Judy DeBolt at 850-477-3294 or [email protected].
15 Dec 1936. Saw this and thought I would share.
Can anyone tell me who to talk to about replacing the "Bagdad Village" signs?
"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."
If you know who said this line, you may be interested in a Saturday authors luncheon in Bagdad.
Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)
The Guffman Trio will perform jazz during the Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)'s "A Christmas Gala.”
“What you will be able to access will tell you ... what’s above ground, what was above ground and what’s under water."
Bagdad Mill Site Park - Bagdad Waterfronts Florida Partnership, Inc., University of West Florida, Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)
I found a news article from 1994 Pensacola paper discussing that the home 2 doors down from your main building (museum) was donated by the son (Constantine Mitchell) - his mother being Leila Martin Mitchell. If I am correct the house # would be 4520 Church Street. From what I gathered from the article the house was later sold to finance additional improvement for the Association.

I would be very interested in any documentation, photos, letters, etc that you might have in your records about this transaction.

I am doing research on Leila (my 2nd cousin) and want to make this part of her story.

I did call the number and left my name and phone # as well.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Betty Mitchell Busch
[email protected]
The Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA) has scheduled an author's luncheon featuring J. Richard Lewis.
Touring America one small town at a time Jo Owens Facebook.
Came to enter your photo contest, but couldn't find away to enter. Jo Owens touring America one small town at a time



Historic Bagdad Museum will be open Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 - 11:00. Drop by and learn about the history of Bagdad.


Meet Joseph Forsyth, founder of Bagdad. Legend has it he is buried standing up in the Bagdad Cemetery so that he can watch over his beloved village. Join us this Saturday to learn more about the Forsyths and many other interesting things about Bagdad. The Bagdad Museum, 4512 Church Street, will be open September 24 from 9:00-11:00. We can’t wait to see you!

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 09/20/2022

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post


Stop by and check out the museum this Saturday, Sept 17th from 9 to 11am. Look forward to seeing you!


Volunteers are getting the Historic Bagdad Museum ready to reopen. Stop by and see us this Saturday, Sept 10th from 9am to 12 noon.

Bagdad Village Museum will reopen after two-year closure forced by COVID-19 09/06/2022

Bagdad Village Museum will reopen after two-year closure forced by COVID-19

Historic Bagdad Museum will be open Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 - 12:00. Drop by!

Bagdad Village Museum will reopen after two-year closure forced by COVID-19 After a two-year break because of the coronavirus pandemic, the history museum in Bagdad is reopening September 10.

Photos from Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)'s post 02/04/2019

Robertson Dents Battery thrill the crowd with big blast at Defunick Springs ,the circle lake city. Reinacting when it really happened.


Michael Johnson, pres. Of Bagdad Village Preservation Assoc.will be speaking this morning at 10am at the Bagdad Museum on Church St. about Bagdad Historic Codes and preservation.


The Bagdad Village Preservation Association wishes everyone a very Merry Historic Christmas. Ole Times are not Forgotten


Merry Christmas from the Bagdad Museum and the Bagdad Village Preservation Assoc. May your ❤ be Merry and your presents many.


Merry Christmas to all. May the Joy of Christ be felt in our dear Bagdad.


The Bagdad Museum will be closed during the month of December until after the New Year. It will reopen on Jan. 5th, 2019. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Glorious New Year. CHECK BACK OFTEN TO GET YOUR NOTICES FOR THE LECTURE SERIES NEXT YEAR.


May you truly enjoy the Christmas Spirit from the BVPA members

Photos from Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)'s post 12/01/2018

Photos from Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)'s post

Photos from Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)'s post 11/15/2018

The Bagdad Village Museum will be open this Saturday 9am to noon. Come by and Let's "Talk Bagdad History", The coffee will be hot and YOU choose the subject.


Don't forget THIS SATURDAY in Bagdad Museum


Join us for a great lecture this Saturday at the Bagdad Museum.


Very informative and entertaining lecture coming this Saturday 8-4-18 at the Bagdad Village Museum, 10 am. Dr. Charles D' Asaro DON'T MISS IT.


The Lecture and Authors Luncheon by Jackie Wilson, scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled due to approaching bad weather.
It will be rescheduled and notice will be given.
Thank you,


Don't miss the next lecture at the Bagdad Museum. Speaking will be Jackie Wilson, UWF Archive Director on "The Last Book By Earl Bowden". See below more details.

Photos from Bagdad Village Preservation Association (BVPA)'s post 04/06/2018

REMEMBER: This lecture at the Bagdad Museum in Bagdad, Florida will be presented by the discoverer of new evidence of the De Luna settlement in Pensacola. Will this evidence prove Pensacola truly is the first city in America?


This Saturday at the Bagdad Museum, a very special event.


A very interesting lecture to say the least. The history of Pensacola is again called to question. Come see and hear the story of its discovery in 1559.


Charles Booher is known for outstanding his collections of rare items. He brings the items for you to view and some feel. He always has rare of unusual antiques of unique character.


Good Saturday Morning. "Gone with the Wind and the Rosie the Riviter" books will be reviewed by the authors. Come enjoy an outstanding authors luncheon at the Bagdad Museum. It starts at 11am this morning and cost only 1
$10. Lecture/authors are Doctors of Education from Kennesaw University in Atlanta, Ga.


This morning 11am in the Bagdad Musuem experience an authors luncheon on Gone with the Wind and Rosie the Reviter by two Dr. of History from Kennisaw University in Atlanta.


This morning 11am come experience an authors lunch on books on Rosie the Riviter and Gone with the Wind at the Bagdad Museum, only $10. Both authors are Doctors from Kennesaw University in Atlanta. Museum on Church St., in Historic Bagdad, Fl. 850-293-5349 for info.


Join us in he Bagdad Museum for an author's luncheon, this Saturday, Feb. 24th at 11am as we are entertained by 2 authors from Atlanta, Ga. talking about their recently published books on "Gone With The Wind" and "Rosie the Reviter" of the 1940's fame. Pace this on to your to friends and family. This will be interesting time in Santa Rosa County's oldest museum, cir. 1880.


Come hear Atlanta authors speak on their new books.


Great Lecture last Saturday at the Bagdad Museum on Destin, Florida relationship to Bagdad, Florida during the mill days. Hank Cline did an outstanding lecture on the beginning of Destin and its business ties to Bagdad.


This Saturday, Feb. 3rd, at the Bagdad Museum in Bagdad Florida. A Lecture given by Hank Cline about the historic relationship between Bagdad and Destin, Florida. Mr. Cline has just published his new book entitled, 'Destin Pioneer Settlers'. Meet and Greet at 9:30, lecture at 10am. Free and refreshments serviced.
Come experience real history in Historic Bagdad, cir. 1840
Museum located on Church St.


Great lecture coming this Sat at Bagdad Museum 10 am About early history of Destin, Florida and Bagdad


The clock is ticking. Just a few seats left for the Bagdad Christmas Gala this Saturday. Call 850-850-380-2104 or 404-906-2840



4512 Church Street
Bagdad, FL

Opening Hours

9am - 11am