West Volusia Historical Society
To preserve and promote the history of West Volusia County
DeLand's Memorial Hospital and Military Museum (DMHMM)
The WVHS supports DeLand's Memorial Hospital and Military Museum located at 230 N. Stone St.. This facility is currently closed to the public and is undergoing renovation. Re-opening date anticipated in 2017.
DeLand's Memorial Hospital and Military Museum was DeLand's first 'modern' hospital built to serve the growing needs of a population expanding during the land boom era of the 1920s. The museum houses eight different galleries and exhibits.
These exhibits include the Dr. Gilbert R. and Ora Seigworth Medical and Apothecary Gallery which displays a full operating room of the time period, mock pharmacy, and physicians examining room; the Bill Dreggors Ice & Electrical Museum exhibiting an array of insulators and electrical equipment; the WWI & WWII gallery housing artifacts and displays of historic conflicts DeLandites and Volusia residents have taken part in;the memorial exhibit of the Florida Military School DeLand; The Patriot Room; and the Bert Fish Room.
Adjacent the main hospital building is the Burgess Building, home of DeLand's original Colored Hospital. This portion of the the WVHS DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum site features three exhibits; the Hawtense Conrad Elephant Fantasyland, the West Volusia Black Heritage Gallery and Conrad's Toyland. On the grounds you can also visit the Freedom Playground and Bill Dreggor's Park that features a Sensory Garden.
Call 386-490-6204 for general information.
Information about the DMHMM is also available at the Conrad Educational and Research Center of the WVHS Complex.
DeLand Memorial Hospital
Bert Fish Room
Hawtense Conrad Elephant Fantasyland Collection
Aviation History Exhibit.