The historic Emmons Cottage from 1885 is nestled in the Museum gardens. It is used for children’s art and environmental programs.
Built in 1885 of native Florida pine, the Emmons Cottage sat on a riverfront lot on the west side of the Halifax River. When local artist Sang Roberson heard that the cottage was scheduled for demolition, she purchased the cottage and donated it to the Ormond Memorial Art Museum.
With the financial support of the Garden Club of the Halifax Country and the City of Ormond Beach, the structure was 10,000 pound structure was loaded onto a flatbed truck and moved to its new home in the Memorial Gardens in less than 30 minutes!
Numerous volunteers led by the Garden Club of the Halifax Country have raised funds and donated countless hours to the refurbishing of the cottage.
A series of children’s educational programs called “Nature’s Art Box” are coordinated by the GCHC, and museum education programs also utilize the historic structure.