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Panhandle Historic Preservation Alliance
Featured Member

William Augustus Bowles MUSEUM
and Historical Foundation

The William Augustus Bowles MUSEUM and Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the past and cultivating the future by displaying memorabilia from our communities’ historically inspired festivals and pageants.

Mission Statement:

This charitable MUSEUM will provide culturally relevant and educational benefits for the surrounding community and will stimulate commerce, tourism and understanding of these historically significant events.

This collection will represent the finest compilation of constructive and community-binding memories of one of the Southeastern United States’ most well-known and heavily attended festivals.

The legend upon which these festivals is based will be preserved, centering around one of the most infamous pirates from this area known as William Augustus Bowles, commonly referred to as Billy Bowlegs.

The William Augustus Bowles MUSEUM and Historical Foundation has a traveling pirate ship museum that can be brought to schools and events. Contact them for further information at WABinFL@mail.com.

See www.BillyBowlegsFestival.com for information about this year's Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, June 3 and 4, and the Parade, June 6.

Museum Room:
Exhibit Open During Normal Business Hours
Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
34 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach