West Volusia Historical Society
137 W. Michigan Ave.
DeLand, FL  32720
PH: 386-740-6813
delandhouse@msn.com
To preserve and promote the history of West Volusia County
The Henry A DeLand House Museum
​137 W Michigan Ave. DeLand, Florida
Docent-led tours Tuesday - Saturday-  12 noon - 3 pm.​

Robert M Conrad Educational & Research Center
137 W Michigan Ave. DeLand, Florida​
​​​​Open Tuesday - Saturday 12 noon to 4 pm.​

Burgess Pavilion & DeLand Memorial Hospital Exhibits

230 N. Stone Street DeLand, Florida
​Open Monday - Friday 12 noon to 4 pm.​​

   YOUTH ACTIVITIES
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History Seekers for information about upcoming programs for youth.

Phone: 386-740-6813 .
Email: delandhouse@msn.com
 Check out our Little Free Library. Details here.
Upcoming Programs and Events
Featured in the Gift Shop
Better Country Beyond. The amazing Cinderella story of the early pioneers of DeLand, Florida. By WVHS Archivist Karen Ryder. $29.95

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Annual Membership & Awards Dinner. 
5:30 pm social. 6 pm Dinner & Program honoring Volunteer, Historian and Preservationist of the Year. Blue Springs Room, Courtyard by Marriott. Seating is limited; make reservations early. Members, call the office (386-740-6813) or stop by to make entre selections and prepay your reservation.

Happy New Year
​to all our members and friends!
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Workshop: I Never Felt Better.  9 am - noon. Conrad Center. Learn the ancient technique of wet felting a process to interlock layers of wool fiber to create a fabric.  This fun workshop is for youth 8 years of age and up and for adults who are young-at-heart. Reservations required. Click on this link for more details. 
Workshop: Calligraphy & Letter Writing.  10 am - noon. Conrad Center. Youth ages 8 - 14 will use a modern tool to learn to write with a traditional flair. Knowing the cursive alphabet will be helpful, though not a prerequisite. Click on this link for more details.
Historic Bus Tour of Lake Helen and CassadagaBus departs from the Conrad Center at 11 am. Tour includes story-telling by experienced Historical Society guides and lunch at Sinatra's in the historic the Cassadaga Hotel. Reservations required. Click this link for details and reservations. 
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Workshop: Victorian Style Paper Beads & More.             9 am - noon. Conrad Center. Participants will learn the art of making paper beads and how to create earrings, bracelets, necklaces and much more. For youth 7 years of age and up and for adults who are young-at-heart. Reservations required. Click on this link for more details.