A Night In Daytona Beach’s Golden Age
The evening will be a showcase of what an evening would have been like in the golden years of our area’s history. Henry Flagler bought the Ormond Hotel in 1889 and made it a must stop for the wealthy vacationers coming to Florida. John D. Rockefeller came for years to winter in the area and eventually bought The Casements in 1918. During this time, the rich and the famous from around the world came to vacation and winter in Ormond Beach. These included Edward, the Prince of Wales, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Al Capone and comedian Will Rogers who once said to Rockefeller while visiting here: ‘”I’m glad you won at golf today, Mr. Rockefeller. The last time you lost, the price of gasoline went up!”
The Ball will be held October 8, 2022 at the Halifax River Yacht Club at 331 S. Beach St, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.
The Halifax River Yacht Club was founded in 1896 and is the oldest continually operating yacht club in the Eastern United States. Many of the notable people named above were members or guests of ‘The Club’.
Guests at The Baron’s Ball will include historical reenactors wearing authentic clothing designs from the time period. Attendees may dress in period fashion or modern evening wear.
Be Our Guest
The evening will start off with a greeting by members of Historic Impressionists of Florida who will direct you to the upstairs to enjoy a complimentary champagne reception and entertainment throughout the evening. A table service gourmet dinner will be provided by Chef Eric and the Club’s fabulous staff. A well-stocked cash bar featuring period cocktails will also be available.
Browse the silent auction of local items, fabulous collector pieces, and wonderful local artistry as you mix and mingle with friends and colleagues from across northeast and central Florida.
Tickets: $95 each or $180 for a couple. Tables of 8 are available at a group rate.
Meet Your Hosts
Historic Impressionists of Florida is a group of historic reenactors covering Florida’s history from the 1500’s to the 1920’s. Our goal is to educate the public in the diverse history of our State while allowing them to enjoy the experience. Members of our organization participate in events throughout Florida during the year – from the Spanish colonization in St. Augustine through the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, Victorian period and the Roaring 20’s.
Our motto is “Education Through Impressionism’. We are a registered 501(c)3 non for profit. Besides attending and producing historic events we also make appearances at nursing homes, participate in parades and assist by volunteering at events and tours at Florida’s historic locations, homes and buildings.
Events such as the Baron’s Ball benefit the Carl and Patti Rang Scholarship Fund, recognizing the contributions of the Historic Impressionists of Florida co-founders, Carl and Patti Rang.
Baron’s Ball is October 8th! Get your tickets now at www.TheBaronsBall.com