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
What Does Memorial Day Mean? May 4, 2019. 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Memorial Day is May 27. Why is this a national holiday? What does "memorial" mean? Come and learn about the life of a soldier and how to fold an American flag. Sing patriotic songs, like the Armed Forces Medley and the Star Spangled Banner as we parade-march with our flags! Make an American flag and a soldier puppet to take home.
Grades 1 - 5. Free for WVHS members; $3 for non-members. Free for those who are registered in the Volusia County ECHO Rangers educational program.
Soap Making Workshop. Arts in Bloom. May 11, 2019. 11 am - 4 pm.
Learn to make soap, like our founders did, with goat's milk, oils and common local herbs. W. Georgia Avenue, downtown DeLand.
This program on May 4, 2019 is cancelled