The Lake County Historical Museum located in the Lake County Courthouse in Tavares. Different rooms in the museum depict early life in Lake County. A wall dedicated to African-American Heritage. The Buffalo Soldiers founded after the civil war served on the western frontier. A photograph of Daniel Keel who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
A room dedicated to the veterans of Lake County. A photograph of Charles Willis who fought in the Spanish American War. His descendants are from Umatilla. Photographs and other memorabilia from WWI, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War exhibited.
A timeline of events chronicled in the story of Lake County. From the early 1880s when Major Alexander St. Clair-Abrams founded Tavares to the Government complex completed in 2013.
The Duncan family treasures, personal items of Annie Burleigh an early settler of Tavares who shopped in Paris for her clothes and a history of Ghost Towns in Lake County exhibited. Entrance to the museum is free and hours of operation are on the website.