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


DeLand House Museum

The Museum is closed for restoration, refurbishing and

re-interpretation. All tours are suspended until completion

of the project, anticipated in 2023. 

       

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.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

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 required.  See this page for details.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Historic Bus Tour East DeLand, Lake Helen and Cassadaga

Tour departs at 10:30 from the Conrad Center. Advance reservations are required. Click this link for more details.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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, February 11, 2023

Hands on History Workshop: Love Letters  For youth ages 9 - 16 and adults. Participants will learn about vintage valentines and create heart-shaped treasurers and valentines. 9 am to 12.  Click this link for more details. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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, February 25, 2023

Local History and Lemonade - a celebration to honor Black History Month - 10 am to 12. Outdoor pavilion at Bill Dreggors Park. Learn about the DeLand Black Heritage Trail, a self-guided cycling & walking route connecting Black heritage sites. Presented by Maggie Ardito, Project Manager & River-to-Sea Loop President. Historical reenactor and story-teller, children's chorus, tours of the museum in Burgess Pavilion of DeLand Memorial Hospital and more.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Local History Talk - DeLand Racial History Project - Kevin Winchell, Director of Community Engagement at Stetson University will share information about this research project which many local organizations and Stetson students, faculty and staff have conducted through a number of sources including newspaper articles, oral histories, and Census and property records. Learn about the project and identify how we can build an accessible centralized public repository. Discussion will follow the presentation. Conrad Center. 6 pm. Free and open to the public.