It's All About History
William J. Dreggors, Jr. commonly known
​as “Bill” Dreggors has been associated ​with
​the history and imagery of the ​DeLand area
​for decades. A fourth generation Floridian,
​he has experienced a strong ​interest in the
​​history of his native surroundings and has
​​shared knowledge ​gained since childhood
​and throughout his adult years.
He created over 120 programs of the ​early
​years of Volusia ​County and many other
​Florida areas, focusing on historical points of interest, authenticated little known facts and colorful folk stories dealing with early Florida growth. Bill was instrumental in the restoration of the Henry Deland House Museum and has served as a leader and living historian with the WVHS, which he helped found. His collections of electrical equipment and other artifacts are on display in the DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum. Bill’s vision and mission for living history continue ​on in the programs and services associated with the WVHS’s community outreach.
West Volusia Historical Society
137 W. Michigan Ave.
DeLand, FL  32720
PH: 386-740-6813
To preserve and promote the history of West Volusia County
View Levels and Benefits on our Membership Page

Hours, Directions and FAQs  on Visitors Page
Visit the Gift Shop in the DeLand House Museum
            Upcoming Programs and Events
                              December 1
Edwardian Christmas WVHS Member Celebration, 7 pm, DeLand House. Enjoy music, refreshments as we elect our 2016 officers 
                              December 5
Edwardian Christmas Youth Workshop: Play 'Twas the Night Before Christmas from 9-10 am in the DeLand House Parlor and Making a Holiday Table Arrangement from 10-11 am in Conrad
December 8
Edwardian Christmas Candlelight Tour of DeLand House, 7-8:30 pm with re-enactors in each room. $8 per person, $5 for members
                              December 12
Edwardian Christmas Adult Workshop: Making Decorations from Natural Materials from 9-10 am in the Conrad Center
​                                         December 19
​Ryder-Wetton Open House (at the former DeLand Woman's Club): from 12-5 pm, $5 donation to the WVHS requested

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