John Appleyard Talk: Pensacola History

Tuesday, April 23, Pensacola Visitor Information Center, 9 a.m.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear famed historian John Appleyard share his knowledge of Pensacola's history with one of his famous storytelling sessions! These events are free to the public, but seating is limited. 

John Appleyard


Sea Turtle Presentation

Experience Sea TurtleWednesday, March 27, Pensacola Visitors Information Center, 2-3 p.m.

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center representative Cathy Holmes will have an informative presentation about sea turtles in the Pensacola area. There will be a display board, sea turtle shells, skulls, handouts and wrist bands. You'll learn about:

  • Impacts on sea turtle populations (marine debris, lighting, beach erosion, predation, etc.)
  • Nesting information for our area (Navarre Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore, and Eglin AFB)
  • Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, who we are and what we do.
  • Sea turtles in our area
  • Impacts on sea turtle populations  (marine debris, lighting, beach erosion, predation, etc.)

First Tuesdays: Meet the Artist with Lyn Gentry

Lyn GentryTuesday, April 2, 2019, Perdido Key Visitor Information Center

Every first Tuesday of the month, artist Lyn Gentry showcases her work at the Perdido Key Visitor Information Center.

Lyn studied with the renowned glass artist and designer, Narcissus Quagliata, whose works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Renwick Gallery, with installations at the Charles Schwab Building in San Francisco and the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, to name a few. It was Quagliata who developed the concept of using glass as a method to manipulate light to enrich a living environment and to use glass rather than canvas to express the nature of light within a design.

With this discovery, Lyn knew she had found the right medium for her artistic expression that would allow her to create and develop her designs. Lyn creates her pieces by and shaping hot glass using a kiln. Her pieces vary from functional glassware, such as bowls, platters, and vases, to large, custom-designed architectural pieces that require scaffolding for installation.


Protecting our Pollinators

Tuesday, April 23, Pensacola Visitors Information Center, 10 a.m.
Escambia County Horticulture Agent Beth Bolles joins us to teach about the many pollinators that can be encouraged in landscapes with easy Florida-friendly gardening practices and plants.

Visitor Centers by the Numbers:



Pensacola: 3,858
Perdido Key: 2,777
Pensacola Beach: 1,851

Personal Assists:

Pensacola: 1,534
Perdido Key: 2,681

Telephone Assists:

Pensacola: 395
Perdido Key: 96
Pensacola Beach: 192



States with largest registered visitors:

Pensacola: Florida, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio Minnesota
Perdido Key: Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Pensacola Beach: Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota

International registered visitors:

Pensacola: Canada
Perdido Key: Canada
Pensacola Beach: Canada, Germany, United Kingdom