Help Renew and Preserve
DeLand House Museum

Donate to DeLand House

The West Volusia Historical Society is working with the City of DeLand to accomplish an extensive renovation of DeLand House Museum, which has been preserving stories of DeLand and West Volusia pioneers since its opening in 1990. The City is at work now on much-needed exterior repairs on the 1886 home, and the Society's volunteers are working to refresh its worn interior, bringing it up to the time when its longest residents, the young professional Farriss family, lived there in the early 20th Century.

About 70% of the $335,000  needed for the total project has been provided, from the City of DeLand and from WVHS volunteers' fundraising. 

We need your help to reach the goal. Every donation makes a difference!

We need your help

DeLand House is more than a museum. It embodies the essential spirit of DeLand and West Volusia, firmly based in our shared heritage, sense of community and our legacy of resilience and progress.

We are eager to welcome the public back to this historic treasure, which protects and shares the stories that have made DeLand what it is today.

The Project

   Stabilization of the foundation

   Roof replacement

   Exterior wood damage repairs

   Window repairs and glazing

   Repair of the east entry and fire escape

   Exterior Painting


   Carpentry and wood repair

   Interior wall prep and plaster repair

   Interior painting

   Wallpaper replacement

   Flooring repair

   Light fixture replacement

   Window treatments and furnishings

DeLand House - a  unique partnership between the City of DeLand and the West Volusia Historical Society - belongs to you. We hope you will be part of our new vision.