Lake County Historical Museum

Lake County CourthousePICT1902The 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.

PICT1942-1PICT1955-1A 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.

PICT1930-2The 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.

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