GULF BREEZE — The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber announces the Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society as the Chamber’s Nonprofit of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter 2018.

The Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society’s purpose is to collect, preserve and display historical facts, papers and artifacts pertaining to the greater Gulf Breeze Area in an effort to inspire local citizens to become educated and interested in their historical heritage, while passing the knowledge of earlier generations through research, special exhibits, and informational programs. 

Their main focus for this past year has been honoring the will of two Gulf Breeze city founders, Mark X. and E. Louise Benson, by restoring and preserving the residence that they donated to the Society, in order to become the “Benson House Museum." They are currently conducting a membership drive that will help raise funds for this project.