Last updated: 11/6/2020
122 E 5th St
Apopka, FL 32703
Tuesday - Friday
12 PM - 5 PM
Free - donations are encouraged and accepted to help with programs and exhibits.
A small local history museum.
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.
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.
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
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.
The historical society presents displays at local events and conducts field trips to the museum
Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: No
The historical society has published a picture book of life in Northwest Orange County from 1845 to 2000
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