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
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            Upcoming Programs and Events
 ​                               August 1-31,
Conrad Exhibit: Memories of Persimmon Hollow, Materials from the WVHS Archives related to this month's Local History Lecture.​​​
                                            August 18,​

General Membership Meeting and Book Bash - Persimmon Hollow Summer Book Bash, in cooperation with Muse Books, DeLand author Gerri Bauer describes her new book, Return to Persimmon Hollow, 7:00 pm at Conrad Center​​.
                                             August 22,
Saturday Mornings with the Pioneers, A Conversation with Col. C.C. and C.O. Codrington, 10 am-Noon in the front parlor of DeLand House Museum. Interact with re-enactors portraying past notables. 
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