Museum Of Seminole County History

Summer Camp Registration Is OPEN!

July 9-12, 2019
9am-3pm

Create your family account here: recreation.seminolecountyfl.gov and find our History Camp under Museum Programs to register. Space is limited!

Florida has hosted many different kinds of people who thought about and interacted with the world around them in different ways. Our four-day camp highlights different historical periods with crafts, activities, and challenges! We look at Native Cultures, European Arrivals, Soldiers and Settlers, and the Age of Steel and Steam to see how tradition and technology have shaped our modern world.

Participants get to handle and identify authentic artifacts from Florida history, and use reproductions as they would have been used in their time. There will be musket-firing demonstrations by experienced living historians, archaeology workshops, and take-home crafts!

Recommended for ages 8 - 12, space is limited. Camp begins at 9 a.m., and runs until 3 p.m. daily. The cost is $100 for all four days, a lunch is included. Scholarships are available, please call 407-665-2489 for more information.

Location: Museum of Seminole County History
Date/Time: Tuesday - Friday, July 9 - 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $100

Check Out Our Upcoming Events!

Little Wars Day, 2019!
June 15, 2019. 10am – 4pm

Our annual look at the 18th-20th century origins of tactical wargames by Johann Hellwig, Georg von Reisswitz, Robert Louis Stevenson, HG Wells, and more! Play historic rulesets from bygone eras and see how they inspired the modern Role-Playing-Game phenomenon. Create your own custom soldiers and deploy them on the battlefield!

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY OF SEMINOLE COUNTY!

The Museum highlights Seminole County, the historical gateway to interior Central Florida via the St. John's River. All artifacts in the Museum are donated by the local community.

Exhibits, artifacts, maps, documents, photographs and special events all tell the stories of Seminole County's inhabitants, their lives, lineages, and heritage. Join us for an engaging tour through the past which includes

  • The Native Americans of Central Florida
  • Early Forts and Settlements
  • Industrial and Agricultural Development
  • Life in Seminole County towns in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • The Old Folks Home (built in 1926)
  • County Services - Sheriff's Office, Fire Department, and more!
  • We rotate a new temporary exhibit every three months! On display now:

The Florida Highwaymen, an art exhibit, runs from May 3rd - July 27th, 2019.

The Indian River School of Alfred “Bean” Backus produced many wonderful artists. Perhaps the most famous and prolific of his influences were an entrepreneurial group of talented African American artists who plied their trade along the old highway-corridors of Central and Eastern Florida. Learn how Alfred Hair and the “Florida Highwaymen” revitalized 20th century folk art in a time of Southern racial and cultural tension.

Be sure to check out the Seminole County Historical Society, a private not-for-profit dedicated to supporting the Museum and preserving our local history.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesday-Saturday
10:00AM to 5:00PM

ADMISSION:
$3.21 Adults (tax included)
$1.07 Children 4-18 and students (tax included)
Children under 4 admitted free
 

ADDRESS
300 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773
Phone: (407) 665-2489
Driving Directions

Visitors viewing an exhibit

We Are On SGTV

SGTV airs several shows relating to Seminole County History. View the SGTV Schedule.

Museum of Seminole County History is part of the Leisure Services Department which is comprised of the following divisions: Parks and Recreation, Greenways and Natural Lands, Tourism, Cooperative Extension Services, and Libraries