Heritage Day 2023
Saturday, April 1, 2023
9am - 4pm
120 Sams Avenue & Emory Bennett Park
Cost for Museum Entrance
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!
Join John Mann, lead docent for the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse as he shares “Florida’s Lighthouses and Lightships”.
Join Charlie Cracker as he shares “Turpentine and Moonshine: A journey through the history of distillation dating from the Paleolithic period until today.”
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.
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.
Join Museum Director Greg Holbrook as he presents, “Jane Murray Sheldon, Hardship / Pain/ Perseverance, A Pioneer Family Legacy.”
- 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
- 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
- Buddy Davenport State Farm
- Jimmy Lane Surf Academy
- Mullinax Ford
- New Visions Painting
- Reel Pleasures
- Robert Alonzo – Ed Jones Investments
Buddy Davenport State Farm
Robert Alonzo, Edward Jones
New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission
New Visions Painting
Float and Day Spa
Indigo Dental of Daytona Beach
Mark Rakowski, Realtor, The Keyes Company
Peterson Law Group, PLLC
Wright & Casey, P.A., Surf Coast Law
“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
Cork Screw Bar & Grille
General Public House
The Grille at Riverview
JB’s Fish Camp
Lost Lagoon McKenna’s Place
Off the Hook
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille
Prima Pizza Cucina
Stavros Pizza Place