Our gift shop features a wide range of very popular historically-related books, prints and DVDs and is located in the Conrad Educational & Research Center at 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: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 4 pm. You may also email us at this address.  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. 

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