The Holden House Museum and Annex are open
every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Phone 386-437-0600 email:


The mission of the Flagler County Historical Society is to promote historical and cultural research and education for the benefit of the community.

The headquarters of the FCHS is the Holden House, 204 Moody Boulevard and its Annex in Bunnell, Florida.

 The FCHS was chartered as a Florida non-profit corporation on October 25, 1983,  and is a 501 ( c ) 3 tax-exempt organization.  A Board of Directors is elected annually in January and usually meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month.   Quarterly membership meetings are held at various locations in Flagler County.  History lovers are invited to join by paying $15 for an individual membership, $25 for a family, $50 for a business/corporate membership.

2019 officers are  President; Jan Reeger,  Theresa Owen Secretary, Linda Jarosz Treasurer.  Directors are Sisco Deen, Rob Creal, James Fiske,  Claudia Malo, Diane Marquis,  Prunie Rodgers, Susan Baird, Gloria Deen,  Bill Ryan and Fran Anderson.

The Holden House and History Annex are located across from the old Court House in Bunnell Florida and are normally open for visitors each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Reminder: Membership dues are due for 2019.  Single: $15  Family $25 Send to
FCHS PO Box 87 Bunnell, FL 32110

Flagler County Historical Society welcomed Jerry Cameron, Flagler County Administrator
and Julie Murphy, Public Information Officer for a tour of the historic Holden House and
annex. Board members include: Bill Ryan, Rob Creal, Theresa Owen, Jan Reeger,
 Sisco Deen and Gloria Deen. Not in the picture Susan Baird and Mary Ann Clark 

Items of note:

Investigation of artifacts at Bulow Plantation Ruins
Report by Professor James Davidson University of Florida for
Flagler County Historical Society
- news report  Daytona News Journal.

Bunnell High School and Flagler Palm Coast High School yearbooks from 1950 to 1987 from Sisco Deen collection.  Scanned in as pdf files.

Bunnell Home Builder December 1918 and 6 volumes.  Bunnell Development Company Papers and Manuscripts
New scans from Sisco Deen collection by University of Florida digital collections.  The story of early Flagler County development
now available on-line.

NOTICE: Historic County Bus Tours third Tuesday of each month
  Reservations in advance are required.
Please call 386 437 0600  information. No tour in July and August.  Resume in September..
THERE IS A WAIT LIST FOR TOURS  email reservations:

Bus Tour and history radio program with Sisco Deen and Bill Ryan on WNZF


Randy Jaye reports the Bunnell Coquina City Hall and the Water Tower are both now accepted for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. There are now eleven properties in Flagler County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The previous nine others are the Bulow Plantation ruins (listed 1970), Marine Studios [Marineland] (listed 1986), Old Bunnell State Bank Building (listed 1992), Cherokee Grove [Princess Place Preserve] (listed 1997), Mala Compra Plantation Archeological Site (listed 2004), Dixie Highway – Hastings, Espanola and Bunnell Road [Old Brick Road] (listed 2005), Vocational Agriculture Building [Little Red School House] (listed 2007), the Washington Oaks Historic District (listed 2009) and the Holden House (listed 2018).
paper by Randy Jaye
 Holden registry paper.
Bunnell Coquina City Hall registry paper
Bunnell Water Tower registry paper

Flagler Television or video presentations

WUCF TV Road Trip Flagler - new 7-26-2018

Florida Frontiers - Flagler County 100th Anniversary

One Central Florida - Bulow Plantation
A Public Television film with James Fiske and Bill Ryan

Lewis and Clark follow the Old Brick Road with Bill Ryan - First Coast News Jacksonville

U Tube Videos of Flagler County -  history videos of Florida in Agricultural Museum collections

Video of Holden celebration by Ed Siarkowicz.

New Books by members of Flagler County Historical Society

Images of America Flagler County - Sisco Deen and the Flagler County Historical Society.  New illustrated book by Sisco Deen celebrates the history of Flagler County.  Now available.  For more information contact

Flagler County, Florida: A Centennial History by Randy Jaye  features an American county’s 100 year journey from a sparsely populated, rural, agricultural, timbering and non-developed coastal area to recently becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the United States.

Search for the lost plantations of Flagler County Florida  by Bill Ryan

Journey into History Flagler County Florida by Bill Ryan  Touring the historic sites of Flagler County and including
a trip down 'the Loop.' to the Tomoka Park.  Has gps locators of otherwise little known locations within historic Flagler.

P.O. Box 87
Bunnell, FL 32110-0087                                 
Phone 386-437-0600