Historical Sign Dedication Honors ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’

By  //  August 24, 2012

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Event Set For Friday

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Across America, many first heard of Cocoa Beach through its connection to the space program, but also thanks  in part to a poplular television series of the time called “I Dream of Jeannie.”

A special historical sign will be dedicated Friday celebrating Cocoa Beach's link to the "I Dream of Jeannie" television show. (Image courtesy Screen Gems Productions)

The show was about a 2,000-year-old genie who is imprisoned in bottle that eventually washes up on the shore at Cocoa Beach. An astronaut finds the bottle, releases the genie and becomes her master.

Barbara Eden starred as Jeannie and Larry Hagman was Astronaut Tony Nelson.

The show ran for five seasons on NBC and to this day, residents of Cocoa Beach continue to fondly recall the program and its connection to the area.

In addition to a street named “I Dream of Jeannie Lane” near Lori Wilson Park, a special historical sign has been created to celebrate the show’s link to Cocoa Beach.   

The installation and ceremony for the “I Dream of Jeannie” historical sign will be held at 1 p.m. today at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach.

Speakers at the event include Joe Morgan, chairman of the Brevard County Historical Commission, former state Sen. Lori Wilson and Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson.

The public is invited to join in the celebration.

For more information, call the Brevard County District 2 office at 321-454-6601.