West Volusia Historical Society
To preserve and promote the history of West Volusia County
The West Volusia Historical Society provides interesting hands-on experiences for the youth of our community to help bring history, our shared past, to life. Learning about the treasures of the past gives children a new perspective to view their lives today and to prepare for their future.
History Seekers gets children actively involved in the skills and stories that were traditionally handed down from generation to generation.
Please call 386-740-6813 to register your child for any upcoming program. The location for these programs is the Conrad Educational and Research Center - 137 West Michigan Avenue in DeLand, unless otherwise noted.
Programs for Youth
Ladies and Gentlemen September 7, 2019 1:30 - 2:30 pm
The sense of touch over a hundred years ago is what is highlighted in this program. This is the first in the series Your SENSE of History, each based on one of the five senses. Children grades 1 - 5. Free. This is a Volusia County ECHO Rangers educational program.
Home October 12, 2019 1:30 - 2:30 pm
The smell of an old house, wood smoke, breakfast bacon, soap suds, fresh linens. This program is all about the sense of smell. This is the second in the series Your SENSE of History, each based on one of the five senses. Children grades 1 - 5. Free. This is a Volusia County ECHO Rangers educational program.
Handed Down: Basic Sewing 101 October19, 2019 9 am to noon
This three-hour workshop will introduce children to sewing skills as handed down from generation to generation. They will learn about patterns, basic sewing vocabulary, and hand stitching. Each child will have the opportunity to complete at least one simple sewing project. A materials fee of $10 will include a basic kit of supplies that will go home at the end of the workshop. Each child should bring a pair of scissors sharp enough to cut fabric and a a container with a lid for their supplies, such as a shoe box, a plastic box, etc. Ages 8 - 14. Free for WVHS members; $10 for non members.
Handed Down: Machine Sewing for Kids November 2, 2019 9 am - noon
Sewing can be a handy skill to have as well as a wonderful outlet for your creativity. In this workshop, kids will be introduced to using a sewing machine (and iron!) to create practical projects and explore the possibilities of sewing. Requirement: Kids need to first take Handed Down: Basic Sewing 101 before taking this workshop. Ages 8 - 15. Free for WVHS members; $10 for non members.
Yummy! November 2, 2019 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Exploring the world of tastes from over one hundred years ago. This is the third in the series Your SENSE of History, each based on one of the five senses. Children in grades 1 - 5. Free. This is a Volusia County ECHO Rangers educational program.