Opening Hours
Tue - Sat: 10am - 4pm

Adults $8 | Ages (11-17) $5

Kids (10 & Under) FREE

Heritage Day 2023

Saturday, April 1, 2023

9am - 4pm


120 Sams Avenue & Emory Bennett Park

Cost for Museum Entrance


Thank you to our Event Sponsors

Scheduled Events

Historic Sites Bus Tour - 45 minutes

Cost: $15 per seat on a first-come first-serve basis.

Tour Departure Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. Tours depart from and return to the south side of Emory Bennett Park.

Tour Route: 1) Canal Street Canal; 2) Stone Wharf Site; 3) Yacht Club Island; 4) Gabordy Canal; 5) Sugar Mill Ruins; 6) Turnbull Canal/West Canal; 7) Black Heritage Museum and Shotgun House

In the Museum

Free 20 minute guided tours of the Turnbull Settlement Exhibit

Learn about the beginning of New Smyrna Beach when “Smyrnea”, the largest British settlement attempt in North America was formed in 1768.

Tour Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Let’s Get Ready to Raffle

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. No need to be present to win. Drawing will be held at 3 pm.

Two Sport Fishing Prize Packs Featuring: One Pair of Fin-Nor Circle Hook Sport fishing glasses $179, ball cap and koozie from Reel Pleasures sport fishing apparel and accessories $25. Total value $204.

Art Piece From Ring Gallery: “Rise and Shine” sunrise photo of Islamorada Florida, on stretched canvas. Item value $225.

Tree of Good Eats: Over 10 Chances to win when you buy a ticket to win an envelope containing at least $100 in local area restaurant gift cards. Visit the raffle table for a list of participating restaurants.

Jimmy Lane Live Paint: Stop by and visit with our resident artist and surfing legend Jimmy Lane as he works on an art piece that you can buy a ticket for a chance to win!

Free Presentations

10:30 am

John Mann

Join John Mann, lead docent for the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse as he shares “Florida’s Lighthouses and Lightships”.

11:30 am

Charlie Cracker

Join Charlie Cracker as he shares “Turpentine and Moonshine: A journey through the history of distillation dating from the Paleolithic period until today.”

12:30 pm

Andrew “Morris” Foster

Join Morris Foster for a living history presentation about Capt. Charles Coe, founder of Glencoe Florida and publisher of the Florida Star newspaper.

1:30 pm

Ryan Brennan

Join Ryan Brennan for “Hiking Through History” as he shares his recent experience retracing the steps of New Smyrna’s Minorcan community as they escaped to St. Augustine.

2:30 pm

Greg Holbrook

Join Museum Director Greg Holbrook as he presents, “Jane Murray Sheldon, Hardship / Pain/ Perseverance, A Pioneer Family Legacy.”

Event Map



  • The Minorcan Experience
  • The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
  • National Park Service
  • Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum
  • Charlie Cracker, History of Distilling
  • Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary
  • New Smyrna Fire Department
  • NSB Museum History Display
  • Southeast Volusia County Veterans History
  • Volusia County Mosquito Control

Kids Area

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Feed the Shark
  • Stick Horse Races


  • Taste of History Heritage Food Samples

Sponsored by Laubster’s Catering and Abundant Health Float & Day

Sponsor Booths

  • Buddy Davenport State Farm
  • Jimmy Lane Surf Academy
  • Mullinax Ford
  • New Visions Painting
  • Reel Pleasures
  • Robert Alonzo – Ed Jones Investments

Our Sponsors

Platinum Level

Buddy Davenport State Farm

Robert Alonzo, Edward Jones

New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission

New Visions Painting

Silver Level

Abundant Health

Float and Day Spa

Indigo Dental of Daytona Beach

Mark Rakowski, Realtor, The Keyes Company

Mullinax Ford

Peterson Law Group, PLLC

Wright & Casey, P.A., Surf Coast Law

Bronze Level

Hickson Construction

Laura Schultz

“Tree of Good Eats” Donors

Avanu on Flagler

Baci Pizzeria & Ristorante

City Market Bistro

Blackbeards’ Boston’s Fish House

Cafe Del Soul

Clancy’s Cantina/Café Verde

Ciao Bella

Cork Screw Bar & Grille

Courtyard Grill

D’Amore’s Restaurante

Flagler Tavern

The Garlic

General Public House

The Grille at Riverview

JB’s Fish Camp

Jimmy Hula’s

Lost Lagoon McKenna’s Place

Norwood’s Restaurant

Off the Hook

Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille

Panhead’s Pizzeria

Prima Pizza Cucina

The Spot

Stavros Pizza Place

Tayton O’Brians