The Friends of Fort Flagler group was formed in 1999 from a nucleus of people involved in the Centennial celebration at Fort Flagler State Park. Preparations for the celebration identified a wealth of undeveloped and unrealized potential as well as the need for major restoration and preservation.

The first Friends meeting had 15 attendees and a million opinions and suggestions. We all saw numerous projects needing immediate attention and we each had a plan to resolve them. How it would all be accomplished was a point for much discussion but we all had a common objective. Our mission statement wrote itself:

To Restore, Preserve, and Protect the history of Fort Flagler as well as provide assistance and support for the park staff.

 

FOFF's 1905 Hospital Restoration, and Portable Searchlight 

FOFF's 1905 Hospital Restoration, and Portable Searchlight