Robert M Conrad Educational & Research Center

137 W Michigan Ave. DeLand, Florida

Open Tuesday - Saturday   noon to 4 pm

Researchers are encouraged to call for an appointment


Burgess Pavilion & DeLand Memorial Hospital Exhibits

230 N. Stone Street DeLand, Florida

Open Monday-Friday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Face masks and safe physical distance are encouraged.


DeLand House Museum

The Museum is closed for restoration, refurbishing and

re-interpretation. All tours are suspended until completion

of the project, anticipated in 2022. 

       

Walking tours of DeLand's National Historic Districts

available October - May

Phone: 386-740-6813

Email: info@westvolusiahistoricalsociety.org

Coming Events

DeLand House Museum is temporarily closed for restoration, refurbishing and re-interpretation.

Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2022

Historic Cemetery Walk  Oakdale Cemetery.  Building the Athens of Florida. Walk through history in DeLand's historic Oakdale Cemetery with experienced West Volusia Historical Society re-enactors and hear the stories of prominent figures in the development of DeLand. Click here for more information

Christmas in Bloom - Holiday Boutique  

Heritage Tour of Historic Homes and Buildings

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Saturday/Sunday, December 10/11, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Historic Bus Tour - East DeLand, Lake Helen and Cassadaga. Tour departs at 10:30 am from the Conrad Center. Advance reservations are required. See this page for details.

September 17 - October 15, 2022

Christmas in Bloom Pre-Order  A selection of our holiday boutique items offered for pre-order. Place orders by phone or in person at the Conrad Center, Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 4 pm. Click here for the online catalog and details about ordering.

Save the Dates

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Walking Tour - Highlights of historic downtown DeLand of the early 1900s. Departs at 10:30 am from the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott in DeLand. Advance reservations are required. See this page for details.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Walking Tour - Old Northwest Residential Historic District & Stetson University Historic District. Departs at 10:30 from Conrad Education & Research Center. Advance reservations required.  See this page for details.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Local History Talk. "The Amazing Tale of Bringing a 100-year-old Property Back to Life". Barb Button Shepherd, President of Conrad Realty Co. and Editor of The West Volusia Beacon will share the story of the transformation of a one-acre property with four 100-year-old sand brick buildings from neglect and vacancy to vibrancy and financial viability.  6 pm. WVHS Conrad Educational & Research Center, 137 W Michigan Ave. in DeLand.  Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Walking Tour - Old Northwest Residential Historic District & Stetson University Historic District. Departs at 10:30 from Conrad Education & Research Center. Advance reservations required.  See this page for details.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Hands on History Workshop - A Stitch in Time: Beginning Embroidery Learn how children in the past learned to embroider and create a colorful pin. Ages 10 - 16. 9 am - 12 noon.  Conrad Center. See this page for details.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Hands on History Workshop - Sock it to Me! - Recycled Sock Projects  Use colorful sock scraps and make fun new items from totally recycled materials.  Ages 10 - 16. 9 am - 12 noon.  Conrad Center. See this page for details.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Hands on History Workshop for Kids at Heart - Decorate a Wreath  Enter our wreath decorating contest and join other wreath decorators in an open workshop. We'll provide a variety of materials - and bring your ideas and materials you'd like to include.  Ages 16 to Adult. 1 - 4 pm.  Conrad Center. See this page for details.