West Volusia Historical Society
To preserve and promote the history of West Volusia County
DeLand's Memorial Hospital and Veterans Museum
This facility is currently undergoing renovation and will reopen April 2.
The Memorial Hospital and Veterans Museum, located at 230 N. Stone Street in DeLand, is owned and operated by the City of DeLand. The West Volusia Historical Society supports exhibits in this museum.
The Memorial Hospital and Veterans 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 to the main hospital building is the Burgess Building - DeLand's original Colored Hospital. This portion of the WVHS DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum site features three exhibits: the West Volusia Black Heritage Gallery, the Hawtense Conrad Elephant Fantasyland, 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 Hospital Museum 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.