Street Address
122 E 5th St
Apopka, FL 32703
Mailing Address
122 E 5th St
Apopka, FL 32703
phone: 407-703-1707
fax: 407-703-1773
e-mail: director@apopkamuseum.org
web: www.apopkamuseum.org
Hours
Thursday10 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free - donations are encouraged and accepted to help with programs and exhibits.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Larry Leudenburg, Past President
phone: 407-703-1707
Ray Mcleod, President
Angela Nicols, Historic Preservationist
Jeanne Gorman, Public Relations
Jerry Weiss, Secretary
phone: 407-886-2657
Belle Gilliam, Curator
phone: 407-889-2200

Description

A small local history museum.

Mission

The mission of the Apopka Historical Society is to collect, interpret and present the history and culture of North West Orange County, Florida to all the people of the Apopka area and to other visitors attracted to the city. The Society is dedicated to education and to promoting pride in the heritage of the men and women, from all stations of life that lived, worked and died to make Apopka special.

History

The Apopka Histoircal Society was organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1971. The Apopka Historical Society are the caretakers of the artifacts representing the history of Apopka and Northwest Orange County. The Museum of the Apopkans is the physical building that houses these artifacts and is owned by the city of Apopka. The city provides support for the museum in maintaining the building and grounds and utilities. At the present time the Apopka Historical Society is staffing the Museum, as the city has not hired a Museum Director or staff person to oversee the museum.

Artifacts Collections

Photo archives of people and buildings Many artifacts from the 1800s to the early 1950s Many local Indian artifacts found near Lake Apopka Artifacts from the lumber, citrus, turpentine and foliage industries

Research Collections

Microfilm of The Apopka Chief newspaper from 1923 - 1930 and 1950 to 2002. Scape books of articles taken from The Apopka Chief concerning different dates, people and events in Apopka's past.

Educational Programs

The historical society presents displays at local events and conducts field trips to the museum

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    The historical society has published a picture book of life in Northwest Orange County from 1845 to 2000

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Parking

      Restrooms

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Group Tours