The Santa Rosa Historical Society, Inc. was chartered in 1974 and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedi- cated to the identification, documentation and preserva- tion of Santa Rosa County, Florida's unique historical legacy.
We encourage you to share memories and artifacts, as well as, donating your time, talent and money to con- tinue our service to the community. Membership meet- ings and newsletters will keep you informed of activities and events of the Society.
Operating as usual
Photos from Milton Post's post
Photos from Shannon Rice, Milton City Council, Ward 2, Seat 1's post
We tend to think of hemlines as rising and rising, but that’s not exactly the whole story. Do you know what decade saw the shortest hemlines?? It might not be the one you think!
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If life gives you lemons...make lemonade with Florida Meyer Lemons! 🍋
Did you know the Meyer Lemon is thought to be a cross between a lemon and a sweet orange and was brought over from China in 1908 by Frank Meyer!
#NationalLemonadeDay #LemonadeDay #AuthenticFlorida #LoveFL
Photos from Florida Public Archaeology Network - Northwest Region's post
Photos from Jernigan Landing's post
Find more information about WFRM and how to help Restore the Depot by visiting us in person or going to our website wfrm.org. You may donate at GoFundMe.com/restore-the-depot.
Courtesy of Amy Davis
It’s the autobiography that most people thought would never be written. To be honest, I doubted it would ever get done…but here we are
Pre-sales for my life story - “Behind the Beard” will open on Friday, April 23rd!
The 384-page, hardback book includes over 200 never-before-seen photos.
You can reserve your copy at williamleegoldenbook.com or williamleegolden.com beginning April 23rd. All pre-orders will start shipping on May 20th.
Photos from Florida Public Archaeology Network - Northwest Region's post
Last logs cut at the Bagdad Land and Lumber Company - Bagdad, Florida
Photographed on April 4, 1939.
Officials watching last logs being cut into lumber.
Pensacola hero who saved 55 people from 1978 Escambia Bay plane crash dies at age 84 When Glenn McDonald, 84, died March 22, Pensacola lost one of its all-time heroes who is credited with saving 55 people after a 1978 plane crash.
New Non-Profit Aims To Preserve And Promote Northwest Florida A new nonprofit aims to preserve Northwest Florida’s maritime heritage and natural landscape while also working toward designating much of the western
Photos from NAS Whiting Field's post
Milton To Receive Electric Lighting November 1905
Please join us for a special presentation of HANK LOCKLIN: COUNTRY MUSIC'S TIMELESS TENOR airing 7pm March 17 & 20. This WSRE documentary remembers the legendary country artist from Santa Rosa County, and the upcoming broadcasts—hosted by the film's producers—will launch a new DVD with audio commentary and bonus content featuring Dolly Parton, William Lee Golden, Charley Pride, Dwight Yoakam and others from the cast! wsre.org/HankLocklinFilm
Three Women Who Changed the Course of History On Bicycles This article by Hilary Angus originally appeared on Momentum Mag on March 5, 2015. Susan B. Anthony, famed suffragette leader and women’s rights...
The next time you are visiting the West Florida Railroad Museum, check out the outdoor model Garden Railroad and see our little billboard! This historic museum is such fun - we highly recommend! 🚂
8 Real-Life People Who Became the Stars of Art History’s Most Famous Paintings While the artists behind these pieces are universally well-known, the subjects are often less obvious.
Just four miles west of downtown Milton, you will find Arcadia Mill. Visitors can experience this piece of Old Florida while strolling a three-quarter-mile elevated boardwalk through the remains of the mill facilities, dam, water works and railroad. After that, you can continue on to the main nature trail, which includes short loops east and west. Make sure to stop at the Discovery Pavilion, which features working replicas of 19th Century water-powered mill technology. 🍃
Milton Community Center to again be named after former mayor After removing the name of disgraced former Mayor Guy Thompson from the community center, City Council members chose a new public official to honor.
The Imogene Theatre does not sit empty Pensacola News Journal. The building is actively used with rentals twice a week, every week and we have a future events booked for the theatre. We also continue to have interest for concerts this summer. If you are interested in renting or booking please contact Carrie Welty at 850-368-7954 and let’s keep the Imogene active!￼
Imogene Theatre is still up for sale. What that means for downtown Milton development The Imogene Theatre has been up for sale for a year, but when the right buyer comes along, that space could prove transformative for downtown Milton.
Photos: The historic Imogene Theatre remains downtown Milton's centerpiece After a fire ravaged downtown Milton in 2009, The Imogene Theatre has held firm.
Prayers for the Gracey Family tonight. Mayor Gracey was a class act. He was one of Milton's finest leaders and left his thumbprint on "The City Where Good Living Flows." After every conversation/interaction with him, I always felt like a better man. As Tom Brokaw said, "...the Greatest Generation."
HO Trains WFRM The West Florida Railroad Museum in Milton, FL has re-opened the HO train building. The layout now has operating trains. Models of historical buildings and b...
Rosa Parks Had a Long History as a Voting Rights Activist Parks, whose birthday is Feb. 4, is known for sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but her activism start far before that
florida-backroads-travel.com Milton was established in 1844 one year before Florida became a state. It was an important trading center during the Civil War.
Historic Milton Saturday open house 10-2
parmls.paragonrels.com OPEN HOUSE scheduled Saturday (01/09/2021) from 10 until 2. The River Walk in Downtown Milton is only a walk away from this 3 bedroom/3 bath home (2972 SF). This historical find is located within the Milton Historical District and known as the Gainer/Parker house, a 10 room home characterized by a b...
For The Love Of Old Houses
6812 Oak Street, Milton, Florida
c.1900. 2644 square feet. 4 bedrooms 3 baths on 0.66 acre. $369,000! Stunning home COMPLETELY RENOVATED and located in the historical district of Milton. This spacious home offers 2,644 square feet of living space enriched with a deep local history. This home has been beautifully restored with modern conveniences while capturing the original charm and character of the home. No detail has been overlooked in the renovation of this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. ALL NEW HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical, new appliances, tank-less gas water heater, new flooring and insulation are throughout the entire home and that is all behind the walls. The living areas boast floor length windows that allow for tons of natural light. The original pocket doors (with original key) opens into the dinning room that features a serving bar, mini wine cooler, and prep sink for conveniences. The kitchen is gorgeous with all new stainless appliances including a 6 burner gas stove, 2 wall ovens, new cabinets, Quartz counter tops and tile back splash. If gas is not your preference, this home is prepped for electrical or gas appliances and has a large walk in pantry. The downstairs master bedroom has a gas fireplace and the on-suite master bathroom is beautiful, featuring a new vanity, tile, flooring, fixtures, soaking tub built in shelving. There is an additional bedroom downstairs that also has an on suite with a gorgeous subway tiled shower. Need a 5th bedroom, office, or den? This home offers that too. Upstairs is a charming loft area, two additional bedrooms with all new flooring, paint and lighting, and a full bath with new vanity, restored original claw foot tub and a gorgeous ceiling. The exterior of the home is just as impressive with gorgeous wrap around porch, multiple doors for entry, new light fixtures, and new wooden deck off the back door. Call today and then call this home tomorrow.
For More Information: Jackson Gambrell, Coldwell Banker Realty 850-736-8050
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(Information and photos are from the realtor's listing)
firehouse.com On Jan. 6, 2009, a four-alarm fire destroyed several businesses near the historic Imogene Theater in downtown Milton, FL. The building of origin, the Courthouse Square Professional Mall, was built in 1913 as a Ford dealership, with later additions to the rear in the 1950s and then later behind the a...
Milton train depot
youtube.com 26 December 2020. Emerald Coast Garden Railway Club lot in Milton, Florida.Music: You Tube Audio Library: Smooth and Cool - Nico Staf
Mr. Appleyard will be missed, such a great storyteller.￼
wuwf.org On this Christmas 2020, WUWF is presenting an encore presentation of a 2006 interview with historian and storyteller John Appleyard, who died in October of
savingplaces.org Our Q&A with the driving force behind adaptive reuse hotels in and around Austin, Texas
youtube.com Brian Rucker has authored numerous books and articles related to West Florida, and his new book, Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey through West Florida,...
The Milton depot, on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by the Santa Rosa Historical Society and leased by the West Florida Railroad Museum, Inc.