Museum Of Seminole County History

PICT0930Museum Of Seminole County History located at 300 Bush Boulevard in Sanford. The building once an Old Folks Home placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the late 1990s.

PICT0880-1Different rooms depict a different era throughout the history of Seminole County. Photographs of the Henry Plant System that included railway, steamer and steamship lines. Passengers would embark on the “City of Jacksonville” and “Osceola” two steamships that took them to Sanford and Jacksonville.

PICT0861-1PICT0866-1A room filled with memorabilia of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Civil War period. A room dedicated to the Second Seminole War. Fort Mellon, Fort Lane and Fort Reid built by the United States to drive the Seminoles out of Florida.

Maps of Florida in the early 1830s. Photographs of early settler John Wesley Woods and his daughters. A sitting room that included photographs of Dr. French and his family a physician during the civil war. A physician’s manual case studies of the civil war on display.

PICT0860A Moonshine Still on display circa 1930. From how moonshine was made to a chronological timeline of the Moonshiners from the mid-1840s when Maine passed the first prohibition law to 1933 when the 21st amendment passed.

PICT0885-1A Swedish school built as more Swedish people settled in Sanford. Desks, a bookcase and microscope all items exhibited in the room depicting a school. A photograph of the first graduating class of 1907.

A pictorial history of Sanford, Goldenrod, Lake Mary and Geneva towns all established in the early 1880s to the late 1880s. Historical markers and site locations throughout Seminole County including this site. I recommend this museum so much history you can’t see it all in one visit. Admission prices and hours of operation on the website.

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