ECHO GALLERY

Vintage postcards on display

Volusia County’s Ocean Center has new artwork on display in its Ecological, Cultural, Heritage and Outdoor (ECHO) Gallery. The new artwork focuses on Volusia County’s abundance of breathtaking natural vistas, charming cultural sites and captivating recreational areas. Collectively, these places have been captured over time through thousands of eye-catching and often whimsically colorized, picture-perfect postcards. In the Ocean Center ECHO Gallery, gathered are just a few highlights of these historical mementos. The images conveyed through the colorful cards offer a vintage view of some of today's most popular ECHO landscapes. They also suggest some fascinating insights about yesteryear visitors, and how they expressed their amusement while vacationing in our community. The sampling features ECHO locales from all quadrants of the greater Volusia County region, from Ormond Beach to DeBary and from the St. Johns River to Ponce Inlet. 

Gallery hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 

Admission
Free

Directions
Enter the Ocean Center from Auditorium Drive (across from the Peabody Auditorium) or from Earl Street

About the ECHO Gallery

Thanks to a $3 million grant from the voter-approved ECHO program in 2008, the ECHO Gallery was created at the Ocean Center to display local and traveling exhibits and highlight the environmental, cultural, heritage and outdoor activities in Volusia County. The ECHO Gallery creates awareness of all the cultural offerings, attractions and natural resources the county has to offer, from the Atlantic Ocean to the St. Johns River. The creation of the ECHO Gallery was part of the Ocean Center’s expansion and renovation project completed in 2009.

Images courtesy of: 

Halifax Historical Society Museum, Daytona Beach
Collection of Tom Roberts
Collection of Tom Baskett