West Volusia Historical Society
To preserve and promote the history of West Volusia County
Robert M Conrad Educational & Research Center
137 W Michigan Ave. DeLand, Florida
Open Wednesday and Saturday 12 noon - 4 pm.
The Henry A DeLand House Museum
Docent-led tours suspended through August
Burgess Pavilion & DeLand Memorial Hospital Exhibits
230 N. Stone Street DeLand, Florida
Currently closed due to the panemic
ACTIVITIES for Youth (and young at heart)
History Seekers for information about upcoming programs for youth.
Phone: 386-740-6813 .
The Robert M. Conrad
Research and Education Center is open on a limited basis for research from
12 noon to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Researchers are strongly encourage to make appointments to assure appropriate Research Assistants are available.
Tours of the Henry A. DeLand House are suspended through the month
of August and exhibits in DeLand Memorial Hospital and Veterans Museum and Burgess Pavilion remain closed.
Click here for more details about visiting the Conrad Center
New!! Makers' Guild Gift Shop
Our new Gift Shop located in the Conrad Center
features handcrafted gift items made locally by our Makers' Guild. See the new
featured items that are conveniently available through email ordering with no
contact pick up. Click here to check it out.
Statement from the West Volusia Historical Society Board of Directors on history and diversity. Read it here.
New this summer! Virtual Parlor Chats
Meet interesting early Pioneers of West Volusia. Streamed live on Facebook from the DeLand House. 20 minute chat; 10 minute Q & A
Helen Parce DeLand. The year is 1925 and Helen DeLand, the only living daughter of Henry and Sarah Parce DeLand, is back in DeLand attending the "Old Settlers" annual meeting. Miss DeLand has been away from DeLand for seventeen years and marvels at the changes to the town. It is because of these changes, she decides to write the "Story of DeLand and Lake Helen, Florida". Hear Helen talk about her life and the early days of DeLand, the town her father founded. Reenactor Caryn Long