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

        ​Upcoming Programs and Events

                              October 17
Local History Lecture by author and preservationist Sandra Walters from the Enterprise Heritage Center.  Topic: Enterprise Evergreen Cemetery -- Past, Present and Future. Established in 1841, Enterprise Evergreen is one of West Volusia's oldest cemeteries. ​Conrad Center.
​7 pm.  Free and open to the public.  More details.

                              October 18
WVHS Historical Bus Tour of East DeLand, Lake Helen and Cassadaga. Lunch at the Historic Cassadaga Hotel is included. Bus leaves Conrad Center 11 am. $32.50. RSVP required. Call 386.740.6813 to secure your seat. More details

                           October 27 - 28
2017 Historic Oakdale Walk: Law and Order - Keepers and Breakers. Beginning at Conrad Center each evening between 7 and 8:30 pm.  $10 per person. Reservations requested.

​​​​                                October 28

Children's Program:  Do you Believe in Ghost Towns? For children ages 7 - 13.  Conrad Center. 1:30 - 2:30 pm.  Space is limited so please reserve a spot. Call (386)740-6813. Part of the Volusia County ECHO Rangers Series.

Share your enthusiasm for historic preservation

Join the many volunteers who are an active and essential part of the mission of the WVHS. 

​​To learn more about the incredible array of opportunities to serve – including docent, archival services, special events and educational programs, stop by the Conrad Center at 137 W. Michigan Ave in DeLand, or call (386) 740-6813. Our Volunteer form describes many ways to serve.
                 Gardening Enthusiasts

Do you know which native and non-native landscaping plants thrive in today's Central Florida gardens and attract butterflies and other friendly critters?  Check out this list ​from our recent Historic Gardening Workshop.
The DeLand House Museum and Conrad  Center is open Tuesday - Saturday 12 noon to 4 pm.
Guest Lecture at Stetson University. October 10, 2017.   
​Dr.Dwight Pitcaithley, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service. 7 pm.  Rinker Welcome Center on the Stetson Campus​.  Free and open to the public.  Details here.