Ormond Beach Historical Society
The Ormond Beach Historical Society is the only private, nonprofit organization working to preserve and share the rich history of Ormond Beach. The organization was formed in 1976 as the Ormond Beach Historical Trust. The Trust’s first major project was to save The Casements, purchased by John D. Rockefeller in 1918, and his winter home until his death in 1937. The Casements, which had deteriorated considerably, had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was purchased by the city of Ormond Beach in 1973 for $500,000. The Historical Trust worked with the city to obtain a federal grant of $449,000 for restoration, and set up a Casements Foundation Fund for additional capital expenses. Today, The Casements serves as the city’s cultural center.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens
Newly renovated, located on the beachside in Ormond just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Art exhibitions change frequently and there is always something new to discover in the lush gardens. Sign up for art classes, garden talks or children’s programs! A trip to the Ormond Memorial Art Museum is a wonderful experience. View a variety of professional art exhibits, take a stroll through the memorial gardens, pick a seat in the classroom to brush up your skills, and special events.