Online Burial Search

The City of Jacksonville Beach has begun a research project to document those interred in local cemeteries.  The first of these was the H. Warren Smith and the information provided by the City can be searched via this link.

Museum Closed Today

BobThe Beaches Museum will be closed today, November 8, as we host the celebration of the life of beloved volunteer Bob Medley. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will re-open tomorrow at 10am with the Beaches Art Fest and hope to see you there!

Closed for Sea & Sky

The streets surrounding the Beaches Museum will be used as the transportation hub for the Sea & Sky Air Show. The Museum will be closed beginning at 4pm on Friday and will re-open at 10am on Tuesday. Please enjoy the show and our beautiful beaches this weekend!

Brittany Cohill Named Associate Director of the Beaches Museum

The Beaches Museum announced that Brittany Cohill has been promoted to Associate Director, effective immediately. In her new role, Cohill will oversee general educational programming, exhibits, archive and collections management, and the college/university internship program. Cohill will continue to report to Beaches Museum Executive Director Christine Hoffman.
Cohill joined the Beaches Museum as Operations Manager in December 2016. In this role, she supervised the Museum’s daily operations, a volunteer staff of approximately 75 volunteers, headed the Education and Accessibility Committees, and was a member of the Museum’s 2016-2017 Strategic Planning Committee. Cohill will maintain her management role in Museum operations and the volunteer program.
Cohill earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology and a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Florida. In addition to her work at the Beaches Museum, she is an Adjunct Instructor of History at Jacksonville University. 
 Photo Credit: Cheryl Joy Miner Photography

Music Memories at the Beaches

The Beaches MuJacksonville Beach Danceseum​ needs your memories! Where did you go to hear the latest music with your friends on a Friday night back in the day? Music has long been an important part of life and a way to fall in love with the Beaches area. The Museum hopes to preserve local music history and culture through your stories. You can tell your stories by recording oral history interviews, lending concert programs, posters, t-shirt. Whether you attended the first Jazz Festival in Mayport or were a part of the weekend scene at pier dances or Einstein-A-Go-Go concerts, your memories and experiences are priceless. The Museum will showcase your memories at our upcoming exhibit opening in March 2019. Please contact Sarah Jackson , the Archives & Collections Manager at to schedule donations.

Art Fest Poster Contest Winner Announced

Keats, Sloane 3 (1)The winner of the 2017 Beaches Art Fest Poster Contest is Sloane Keats of Indialantic, Florida.  Keats uses a layering technique and vivid colors to create a captivating texture in her paintings.  Her entry “Alone” captured the essence of the event and its coastal community.  “I bring a contemporary style to a traditional way to paint.  Focusing on texture, color, pattern” said Keats.

“We had so many great entries which bodes very well for the quality of the artwork that we’ll expect at this year’s festival” said Chris Hoffman, Executive Director of the Beaches Museum.  “Making the event two days long has been a great move for everyone involved and we look forward to another successful weekend!”

A commemorative poster featuring the winning piece will be designed and available for purchase at the event.  The deadline for artist applications for the Beaches Art Fest is July 15.

The 4th Annual Beaches Art Fest will be held Ocotber 14 and 15, 2017 at the Pablo Historical Park in Jacksonville Beach, FL.  The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach, FL and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine, FL.

Call 904-241-5657 or click here for more information.

The Beaches Museum Announces New Staff Member

brittany-cohillThe Beaches Museum & History Park is pleased to announce the newest member of our staff, Brittany Cohill!  Brittany will be assuming the role of Operations Manager as of December 2.  Many of you are already familiar with Brittany due to her recent internship with us as she pursues her Master’s Degree through the UNF Department of History.  Next time you see Brittany, be sure to wish her luck in her new endeavor!!

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Beaches Museum
381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250