Opening Hours
Tue - Sat: 10am - 4pm

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

Kids (10 & Under) FREE

Heritage Day 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024

9am - 3pm


120 Sams Avenue & Emory Bennett Park

Free Event

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

History Harvest

Bring your cherished Photos, Newspaper Articles, Family Letters or even small objects, and have them digitized for free with our first History Harvest event at Heritage Day 2024.  You will take your items home that day along with a thumb drive of the digital images free of charge.  
These items don’t have to be paper in nature, a portable 3D imaging unit will be available to create digital scans of small objects related to family history as well.
Do you have a story to share about your family’s past here in Florida?  Sign up to capture an oral history in our small studio space as part of the History Harvest.  Those interested in participating are encouraged to bring small family items that they can show while sharing their families story on video, in an Antiques Roadshow type oral history capture.
Please fill out the applicable form below, print the screen to save a copy of your completed form to bring with you that day, and then submit the form.
Individual Release form for those wanting to digitize photos, paper items or small 3D scannable items.
Interviewee Release Form for those wanting to share oral history interviews.

In the Museum

Free 20 minute guided tours of the Museum Gallery

Join our Museum Docents for a 20-30 minute guided tour of the New Smyrna Museum of History and learn about the engaging history of Southeast Volusia County.

Guided Museum Tours: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm

Free Presentations

11:30 am & 2:00 pm

Ryan Lowry

Outdoor Presentation Area –“U-Boats, Orange Groves, & Saboteurs, Florida During WW2”

Join Ryan in our outdoor presentation area as he shares information on the important role that the State of Florida played during WW2.

10:00 am & 12:30 pm

Diane Jacoby

Outdoor Presentation Area“Martha Jane’s Cracker Florida” Join Martha Jane in our outdoor presentation area as she shares her story of growing up during Florida’s Native American War years, getting married and building a business in Ponce Inlet prior to here and her husband selling land to the government for the lighthouse to be built.

11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Jessica Robkin

Join us as Jessica Robkin shares about UCF’s collaboration with Volusia County to create a 3D image model of the Sugar Mill Ruins in New Smyrna Beach in 2019. Jessica will share the results of the effort, and how traditional archival research and oral histories were paired with cutting-edge techniques to create an interactive digital archive of this important Volusia County History Site.



  • Ann Browning-Masters Minorcan Poetry
  • Civil War Display
  • Danial Tommy Native American Dugout Canoe Demonstration
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Jane Sheldon Chapter
  • Jimmy Lane Surf Academy
  • Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum
  • New Smyrna Beach Fire Department
  • NSB Barracuda Sports and Alumni History
  • Oak Hill Preservation Board & Museum
  • Patriot Preserve LLC Military History
  • Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Port Orange Railway Society
  • Saints & Sinners Cemetery Project
  • Smyrna Archaeology Research Institute (SARI)
  • St. Photios Greek Shrine of St. Augustine
  • The Minorcan Experience of St. Augustine
  • UCF History Harvest
  • US Coast Guard Ponce Inlet Station
  • Veteran’s Museum and Education Center of Daytona
  • Volusia County Beach Safety
  • Volusia County Mosquito Control
  • Volusia County Sheriff
  • Ximenez-Fatio House Museum of St. Augustine

Kids Area

  • Volusia County Beach Patrol
  • Kids Face Painting

History Harvest

  • Bring in photos, newspaper articles, letters, or even small objects and have them digitally preserved

Our Sponsors

New Visions Painting

Indigo Dental of Daytona Beach

Buddy Davenport State Farm

Riches Mosaic Interface

Robert Alonzo, Edward Jones

Mark Rakowski, Realtor, The Keyes Company

Dairy Queen

City of New Smyrna Beach

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


New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission

Volusia Echo

Volusia County

Hometown News