Our gift shop features a wide range of very popular historically-related books, prints and DVDs and is located in the DeLand House Museum. Although access to the Historical Society is limited during the pandemic, these items are available with no contact pick up at the Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Avenue in DeLand, or they may be shipped to you.

To order, simply call the West Volusia Historical Society office at 386-740-6813 during our business hours: Wednesday and Saturday, 12 noon to 4 pm. You may also email us at this address. We'll send you an invoice through PayPal by return email and arrange a pick up for you or process your items for shipping.​  Please note that Florida sales tax rate is 6.5% and postage fees will be added.

Books and DVDs


WVHS members receive a 15% discount off the retail prices on items in the Book Shop. Prices below are indicated as Retail/Member.

Better Country Beyond by WVHS Archivist Karen Ryder  $29.95

Century of W. Volusia County 1860 - 1960 by Bill Dreggors & Stephen Hess $29.95

Classic Cracker Architecture by Ronald Haase &14.95

Cracker Culture in Florida History by Dana St. Claire $19.95

Crow's Bluff (1883-1900) - $20

Echoes of Yesterday: A History of the DeLand Public Library (1912-1995) by Louise Ball Caccamise $18.95

Florida Cracker Cooking  Edited by Nancy Clark - $5

Florida History from the Highways  by Douglas Waitley $18.95.

Florida Lighthouse Trail $12.95

History of Florida Military  School, DeLand   $15.00

Mary McLeod Bethune  $21.99        Signed by author

Gift of the Unicorn: Lue Gim Gong  by Virginia Aronson.  $11.95

Guns of the Palmetto Plains  by Rick Tonyan - $16.95

Hot Sand and Sandspurs:  Bill Dreggors’ Story - $9.95

Images of America: Barberville by Benjamin D. Brotemarkle $19.99

Images of America: DeLand by Maggi Smith Hall, Michael J Holder, West Volusia Historical Society $21.99

Images of America: DeLand Postcards $21.99

Images of America: Stetson University by Maggi Smith Hall  $19.99 

Memory Lane: A History of  the Street Names of DeLand by Louise B. Caccamise - $25

Minutes and Memorials of the Old Settlers of DeLand  by Louise B. Caccamise - $25

Ormond Boy - $12.95  

Steamships of the Two Henrys: Henry Plant & Henry Flagler $10.00

Parce Letters, The  by Gerri G. Bauer $20 

Story of DeLand and Lake Helen, The by Helen Parce DeLand $25

Story of Florida Railroads    by George Pettengill, Jr   $20

Volusia County Schools   1854 – 2000      $5.00 
The Volusian: Horatio S. Dexter by John W. Turner  $17.50

Volusia: The West Side By Arthur E. Francke, Jr., Alyce Hockaday Gillingham, Maxine Carey Turner     $50        

Wooden Fish Songs the story of Lue Gim Gong  by Ruthanne Lum McCunn.$12.95


All DVDs are narrated by Bill Dreggors showcasing vintage photos and postcards.

DVDs are $7.99 plus tax (6.5%)except as noted. Postage and handling fees additional if shipped to you.


  • Founding of a City (1876)
  • DeLand: The Next 30 Years (1890-1920)
  • 1920s in DeLand: Boom and Bust  
  • Depression Days in DeLand
  • DeLand: WW I Era 
  • First Airplane Lands in DeLand
  • DeLand: As You Can Remember It
  • Navy Lands in DeLand (1942) 
  • Planes Over DeLand (1943-46)
  • Navy Base Closes: WW II (1946)
  • DeLand in the 1950’s: Post-War Boom
  • DeLand in the ‘60s and ‘70s: Movin’ On


  • DeLand Fire Dept.
  • DeLand Police Dept.
  • Sheriff’s Dept., The
  • Early Recreation in DeLand (Part 1)
  • Early Recreation in DeLand (Part. 2)
  • Early Homes of DeLand
  • DeLand Revisited
  • History Is Alive


  • Barberville/Lungren/Volusia, Florida
  • DeBary, Florida
  • DeLeon Springs, Florida
  • Burt’s Holdings: DeLeon Springs, Florida
  • Emporia, Florida
  • Enterprise, Florida
  • Glenwood, Florida
  • Lake Beresford, Florida
  • Lake Helen, Florida
  • Orange City, Florida
  • Orange City’s Hotels, Churches, Schools
  • Pierson, Florida: Fern Capital of the World
  • Seville: Tangerine Capital of the World
  • Stone Island, Osteen, Saulsville, Lake Ashby


  • Blue Spring: Gem of the St. Johns
  • DeLeon Springs: Ponce DeLeon's Dream
  • Ghost Towns of the St. Johns  
  • Ghost Towns of the St. Johns (Raw Footage)
  • Hontoon Island
  • St. Johns River: The Steamboat Era


  • John B. Stetson in DeLand, Florida  
  • Stetson University: Its Early Years
  • Hotel College Arms & Golf Course
  • Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard


  • Cummer & Sons Cypress Logging (1946-58)  
  • Florida’s Giants: The Bald Cypress
  • Sawmills in Old Florida  
  • Turpentining in Old Florida


  •  DeBary Hall
  •  First Baptist Church, DeLand, Florida
  •  Methodist Children's Home, Enterprise
  •  My, How We Have Grown
  •  Volusia County Fair: The First 100 Years


  • Faces of DeLand: The Play (April, 2001)
  • DeLand...The Athens of Florida: The Play (2012) Special Price of $20
  • Volusia Lowdown: The Play (2013) Special price of $20 
  • Winds of War: The Play (2015) Special price of $20