Learn all about the local way of life on Jacksonville Beach property at the Beaches Museum. Located at 381 Beach Boulevard this intimate venue gives a glimpse into the culture and history of the Beaches region. Two stories hold a collection of exhibits, galleries, archives, museum offices and a gift store.
The museum works to a mission to “preserve and share the distinct history and culture of the Beaches area. Permanent and temporary exhibits intermix to keep things ever changing. Guests are engulfed with a vibrant history learning all about the movers and shakers that helped transform the local landscape.
Permanent exhibits are housed in the Pritchard Gallery while revolving displays can be found in the Dickinson Gallery. Outside on the grounds cottage gardens bloom bright near the chapel and a historic train sits proudly as if waiting for passengers.
Newer exhibits both impress and delight. Sand, Soul and Rock n’ Roll: Music at the Beaches features the evolution of music from dances at the Jacksonville Beach pier to concerts at the Einstein a Go-Go. Local Artist Jeffrey Luque is in the spotlight with Vibrance and Illumination, a wonderful collection of large canvas floral oil paintings. Past displays include details about the boardwalk, native flora and fauna and close by neighborhood beaches.
Neighbors and Friends Living in Jacksonville Beach Gather Together
Community events are always on the calendar. From workshops and classes to lectures and concerts the Jacksonville Beach property usually brims with activity. Interesting souls step up to the microphone during Boardwalk Talks and share their secrets. The Chamber Concert series welcomes a vast variety of differing sounds and is held in the museum chapel. Other occasions are sponsored by the museum but held in different spots such as the Beaches Library and nearby restaurants.
Admission to the Beaches Museum is complimentary for those living in Jacksonville Beach or who are just exploring the area. Folks wanting to support the facility can purchase a membership. Perks include member priority and free admittance to special events. Find out more here.