Joan Haley at a cocktail party, Madison Suite Hotel

Abstract/Description: Joan Haley was a journalist and socialite who retired to Pass-a-Grille in the 1950s. She purchased the dilapidated Pass-a-Grille Community Church building, which was at risk of being torn down following the relocation of the congregation. Upon her death, she left the structure to Pinellas County; the building is now home to the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. A black and white photograph of Joan Haley at the Madison Suite Hotel in Washington D.C. for a cocktail party that was hosted by Chester Thompson, President of American Waterways Operators Inc. Fellow guests, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weakly are also present in the photo with Joan Haley.
Subject(s): Outside of Florida