Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Under the shade of two hundred year old oak trees, explore historic buildings and travel back in time to experience pioneer life in early Southwest Florida.
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
In the 1800s, Mandarin was a small farming village that shipped oranges, grapefruit, lemons and other fruits and vegetables to Jacksonville and points north on the steamships that traveled the St. Johns River. In 1864, the Union steamship, the Maple Leaf, hit a Confederate mine and sank just off Mandarin Point. Author Harriet Beecher Stowe wintered in the village from 1867 to 1884.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Matheson History Museum is a non-profit museum and archives dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and culture of Alachua County.
Key West, Florida
Anthropology, Archaeology, Children's, General, History, Historical Society, Library, Military, Nature Centers, Science, Specialized
The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society operates a two thousand square foot conservation laboratory that specializes in conserving underwater archaeological artifacts. This means all the artifacts that are either recovered from our archaeological expeditions or are donated are conserved on premises.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Exhibits reflect local history from Timucuan Indians to arrival of the Spanish, early settlement in the beginning 1800's, the Seminole Wars, Civil War, and town development to the present. Museum open daily 1-4 pm, archives open Wednesday 9-12 and by appointment. Gift Shop.
Mount Dora, Florida
Historic House, Historical Society
The City of Mount Dora has a fascinating history.
The large, beautiful lake upon which the City grew is named for Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy (1819-1885), who homesteaded in the mid-1800s and befriended federal surveyors with her warm hospitality. In 1846, the surveyors named Lake Dora for her, and years later, in 1883, the small but growing town was named for the lake.
Mount Dora, Florida
Culture, History, Historical Society
To preserve the rich heritage of Mount Dora and its surrounding environs. To provide programs to teach and explore local history, with emphasis on the children. To provide and support local history programs. To provide and maintain an archives for local historical documents and a research library. To function as a repository where the area's historical materials can be maintained and preserved for future generations.
Archaeology, Cemetery, General, History, Historical Society
To preserve the history of Seminole County Florida through displays, maps, artifacts, documents and memorabilia and to educate the public through exhibits, special events, lectures and activities.
History, Historical Society
A small local history museum.