Last updated: 11/6/2020
Apopka, Florida
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
web: www.apopkamuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Friday12 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
Free - donations are encouraged and accepted to help with programs and exhibits.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Francine Boykin, President
Trudy Weiss, Secretary
phone: 407-886-2657
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.

Artifact 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

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