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
West Volusia Historical Society
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
Conrad Exhibit: Memories of Persimmon Hollow, Materials from the WVHS Archives related to this month's Local History Lecture.
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.
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.