A veteran from World War I, Malcolm Frasier, painted a collection of angels, which he wished to donate to a location that would showcase them and would also honor veterans who he believed fought for creative freedom. In 1946 the city of Ormond Beach, agreed to create the museum. Many who worked on the structure were returning veterans from World War II. Today the almost three acre property includes not only the art gallery but also lush foliage and trees and five ponds with lively fish and lazy turtles. Plaques inside the museum honor local veterans from World War I and II. Outside creative sculptures honor veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars. The museum provides outreach art therapy to local veterans, foster children and seriously ill people. Visitors can pursue unique art experiences through classes. More information can be found at www.ormondartmuseum.org.