Palmettos, Piers & Pioneers: The Story of Palm Valley


Thursday 02-19-2015


Wednesday 04-22-2015

Palm Valley PostcardThis quiet community is alive with history and stories from the early Spanish settlers to the pioneers who called it home and the families who protect its legacy today, this quiet community is alive with history and [memorable] stories. Join us as we travel through the areas of Palm Valley-Twenty Mile Station, Palm Valley Bridge, the Neck, Mickler’s Pier, Diego Plains and Palm Valley Landing,-and learn about the families and industries that have shaped this community.

Opening Night, Thursday, February 19, 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Palm Valley Exhibit MapJoin some of Palm Valley’s most well-known residents, authors and historians for the opening of this exhibit and enjoy the tastes and sounds of old Palm Valley. Guests will be the first to hear an exciting announcement regarding the preservation of one of Palm Valley’s best-known homes, the Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead.

  • A donation of $5  is suggested to support the Museum. The reception will be located in the museum lobby.

Tales from Palm Valley: Saturday, February 28, 1 P.M.-2:30 P.M.

Storytellers from Palm Valley including Sid Mickler, Worley Faver, Michel Oesterreicher and Hugo Mickler will sit back on rocking chairs and tell the tales (and some tall tales) that make Palm Valley one of the most unique and interesting areas of Northeast Florida.


Thanks to our exhibit committee:

  • Michel Oesterreicher
  • Donna Mickler Wilson
  • Deborah Andrews
  • Sid Mickler
  • Suzanne McCormick Taylor
  • Neil McGuinness
  • Greg Leonard
  • Sarah Jackson, Curator

Thanks to our exhibit sponsors:

  • Chao Framing
  • Glen Layton Homes
  • Jack & Lori Schmidt
  • Palm Valley Community Center

Glenn Layton HomesPalm Valley Community AssocChao Picture Framing