Henry DeLand House Museum
Robert M Conrad Educational & Research Center
137 W Michigan Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Docent-led tours of DeLand House are currently suspended.
When it is safe for tours to resume:
Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 3 pm
Admission $5.00 per adult.
$3.00 per student (ages 6-11).
Free children under 6
Group tours by appointment
Burgess Pavilion & DeLand Memorial Hospital Exhibits
230 N Stone Street
DeLand, FL 32720
Monday - Friday, 12 noon to 4 pm
What is The DeLand House? The Frame Vernacular house was built in 1886 after the founding father of the city, Henry DeLand sold the land to George Washington Hamlin, relative of Arthur George Hamlin, first attorney in the city of DeLand and developer of the Hamlin Orange. The interior showcases an extensive collection of period photographs, authentic artifacts and memorabilia that trace the history of DeLand and the surrounding area.
What are the Burgess Pavilion & DeLand Memorial Hospital exhibits?
The exhibits include a full operating room, mock pharmacy and physicians examining room; the WWI & WWII gallery houses aftifacts and displays of historic conflicts, Florida Military School DeLand, The Patriot Room. The Elizabeth Roe Burgess Pavilion - first hospital to serve West Volusia's citizens has three galleries: West Volusia Black Heritage Gallery, West Volusia Black Medical Gallery and Hawtense Conrad Children's Gallery.
Can I donate an item to the Historical Society? Yes. Please contact our accessions committee (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment before you bring in an object for donation and be prepared to answer a few questions about its history. If we are interested in your artifact and have room in our ever-increasing collection, we will ask you to sign a Deed of Gift form. We only receive donations, not loaned items.
Can I be a volunteer? Absolutely. We have a wide variety of opportunities. Please contact the office to let our volunteer coordinator know of your interests, abilities and availability. We are especially in need of office and gift shop volunteers.
What kind of programs and exhibits do you present? We offer a wide variety of interesting programs to the public. Recently, we had long time residents describe their experiences and what it was like growing up in West Volusia during the time of segregation. Researchers share details of their work and shed light on new discoveries about our past.
If you have a specific question about the West Volusia Historical Society or the history of DeLand and the surrounding area, call us at 386-740-6813 or drop us an email at email@example.com