Robert M Conrad Educational & Research Center

137 W Michigan Ave. DeLand, Florida

Researchers please 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 appreciated if you have not yet been vaccinated.

DeLand House Museum

The Museum is closed for renovation and re-interpretation. All tours are suspended until completion of the project in 2022.


Walking tours of DeLand's National Historic Districts            will resume in October

Phone: 386-740-6813 .


Coming Events
Hats Off to our Volunteers!
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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Holiday Boutique Sneak Peek and Pre Order Event    12 to 4 pm.  

Saturday, August 21, 2021

     Makers' Guild of the Historical Society

 Join this merry group as they cut and sew, paint, felt   and glitter to create handcrafted unique items for the   Makers' Guild Holiday Boutique. We provide the   supplies. No special skills needed. just your   enthusiasm!  Call WVHS at 386-740-6813 for more   information and to reserve your spot.

Location: #1 West Pavilion at Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone St, DeLand.

Pavilion Chat with a West Volusia Pioneer.     10 am.

All of the Holiday Boutique items will be available for purchase at our Christmas in Bloom outdoor festival on Saturday, November 27th.

 The Makers' Guild of the WVHS kicks off pre-orders from their handcrafted Holiday Boutique selections. Pre-orders will be accepted through September 18th, but those placing orders on August 14th will be entered into a drawing for three certificates for $50 in MainStreet Bucks! You can view these colorful gifts online or in person on display at the Conrad Center from Wednesday, August 11th to Saturday, August 14th.  You can call, text or stop by to order. More information about Pre-ordering at this link

Meet Mrs. Edith I. Starke a beloved educator and strong advocate for school integration who impacted many lives. Mrs. Starke was a member of numerous service and educational organizations and tirelessly worked to provide enrichment opportunities for low income students. One of the first Black principals to head an integrated school, she served as 7 years as principal of Parson Street Elementary School - later renamed Edith I. Starke Elementary in her honor. Mrs. Starke is portrayed by Stetson University Theater major Delicia Bent.

SAVE THE DATE   Saturday, September 11, 2021

Celebrating West Volusia in the 1920s. Ladies and Gents of all ages welcome!  Watch for more details. 

Socie-Tea - A 1920s Afternoon Tea