Museum prepares for annual fundraiser barbecue in the park


Visitors admired antique cars at last year’s Afternoon in the Park barbecue hosted by the North Brevard Historical Society and Museum. Vintage cars will again be on display at this year’s barbecue.

Courtesy North Brevard Historical Society and Museum

The North Brevard Historical Society and Museum is hosting its 26th annual fundraising barbecue, Afternoon in the Park, and the community is invited.

It will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Fox Lake Park in Titusville.

Adult dinners will offer a choice of barbecue chicken or pulled pork sandwich with beans, coleslaw and a drink. Children’s plates will include a pulled pork sandwich or a chicken leg.

Dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Food will be served from noon to 2 p.m.

There will be family-friendly music and entertainment, including games for the children, a 50/50 raffle, cake walks, line dancing, a bake sale and an antique car show.

“Anyone who buys a barbecue ticket can vote for the people’s choice award in the car show and everyone who votes gets a chance at a prize,” said Susan Nelson, the barbecue chairwoman. “Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the first- through fourth-place winners.”

Drop by the museum to purchase a meal ticket or register to win an adult meal ticket. One winner will be drawn weekly, with the final drawing Oct. 17.

The museum is at 301 S. Washington Ave. in Downtown Titusville. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“The museum is a non-profit, staffed by volunteers. Admission is free,” Nelson said. “Donations and fundraisers pay the bills.”

For information, call 321-269-3658, email or go to