Last updated: 9/11/2020
Sanford, Florida
Street Address
520 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32772
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1788
Sanford, FL 32772
Hours
Tuesday - Friday11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Admission is free.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Brigitte Stephenson, Curator
phone: 407-688-5198
Description

The Sanford Museum houses exhibits illustrating the history of the City of Sanford and the life and times of City founder Henry S. Sanford.

Built as a memorial to Henry Shelton Sanford, the museum houses his library and manuscript collection as well as a collection of 19th century decorative arts which belonged to the Sanford family. Henry S. Sanford, 1823-1891, was a lawyer, diplomat, and innovator in the production of citrus. His papers reflect his entire career and contain information on diplomatic matters and business during the Victorian age. His library contains books and magazines in seven languages which cover law, politics, religion, science, and popular fiction.

Group tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 407.688.5198.

Mission

To collect and exhibit items dealing with the development of the city of Sanford from the time Florida became a U.S. territory to the present and to perpetuate the memory of Henry S. Sanford, founder of the city.

Artifact Collections

Expanded in 1973 and in 1993, the museum serves as a repository for the city's history. Research collections are available to the public.

Governance

Municipal

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
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Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
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Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
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