Provide resource based recreation while preserving, interpreting, and restoring natural and cultural resources.
To convey to visitors an appreciation of the scope of DeSoto's expedition, the knowledge of the lands and peoples that was gained despite great hardships and the continuing frustration of the explorer's purpose and motives, and the impetus which the hard earned knowledge may have given to the exploration and the eventual settlement of the United States.
Owned by the State of Florida and managed by the County of Volusia, DeBary Hall was built in 1871 and restored in the 1990's. This Italianate style hunting retreat tells its story through period rooms and impressive exhibits focusing on the history of the St. Johns River.
DeBary Hall Historic Site is an important part of the St. Johns River country and the central Florida community with goals to preserve and interpret artifacts, photos and archaeological materials relating to the St.
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Archaeology, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October – May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee.
To promote and foster the study of history in general and the history of the western part of Volusia County, Florida, in particular; To seek, discover, collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts, documents, materials and sites of historical interest and promote the preservation of the same by others; To provide lectures, exhibits and demonstrations on subjects of historical interest; To publish articles, tracts, pamphlets and books on historical subjects and promote and sell the same; To participat
A F-14 Tomcat jet fighter is on static display on the East side of the Museum and a WWII TBF Avenger torpedo bomber is currently being restored behind the Museum.
Delray Beach, Florida
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Delray Beach Historical Society campus located at the corner of NE First Street and North Swinton Avenue includes three restored houses. Cason Cottage is a museum reflecting South Florida family lifestyle from 1924 to 1935. The 1926 Florida Bungalow houses the historical society's administrative offices and exhibit space. The 1908 Hunt House houses the Ethel Sterling Williams History Learning Center & Archives, exhibit space, curator's office, conference room, and separate archival storage.
General, History, Specialized
Destin History & Fishing Museum celebrates and documents the history of Destin. The history of the early settlers and the fishing industry come alive thru displays, exhibits, and photographs.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History
Located inside the Florida Public Archaeology Network headquarters in downtown Pensacola, the Destination Archaeology Resource Center is an archaeology museum open to the public. Inside you will learn about the amazing archaeological sites that you can visit and experience throughout the state. Our exhibits include displays about both land and underwater archaeology sites.
Art, Children's, Culture, History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The Discovery Center now occupies the "former" Tuscawilla Youth Center (Armory) building in downtown Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida. This new and exciting change will be a part of the City's ReDiscover Tuscawilla Park Project, along with plans for the addition of pavilions, a new all-inclusive playground, connecting sidewalks and fishing platforms.
To preserve the history of drag racing one of the original forms of auto racing known to man through restoration, and preservation of historical vehicles, involvement in research of said history, honoring prominent individuals who were the sports' pioneers, development of a National Archive and Library, collecting, documentation of state history, educating the general public on the history and progress of all racing and presenting the uniqueness of this sport auto racing.
Key West, Florida
An unusual 1860's house complete with antiques presented as people lived; a rare educational offering is also provided. The award winning restoration of the Williams Mansion continues use as a private residence. The rare and delightful are presented with impeccable taste. Interiors featured in August 1995 Country Living Magazine. Tropical Gardens available for touring and special occasion rental. Featured on Restore America," H & G channel TV in 1999 and "If Walls Could Talk" in 2000."
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida
The original idea for an art center in Dunedin dates back to 1969 whenthe Dunedin Junior Service League, in recognition of the importance of the arts to everyday life, resolved to work toward the creation of a cultural climate, and the eventual building of a fine arts and cultural center. Both the League and the City agreed that an art center would be a wonderful heritage for the City of Dunedin.
History, Historical Society