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Monday, August 8, 2022

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Socie-Tea

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

This afternoon tea celebrates a fashionable social-networking activity of the 1920s. To honor that tradition, this tea is open to all who love history and the adventure of exploring how things were done 100 years ago. Afternoon tea features three courses: savories, scones and sweets. 1920s tea-party-style attire is encouraged, but not required. Tickets: $25 […]

Walking Tour of DeLand’s Three National Historic Districts

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Walk through history in the charming neighborhoods of the old Northwest Residential and Stetson University Historic Districts filled with a variety of architectural styles, and the heart of the Historic Downtown District with many of the original commercial structures. Hear the stories of pioneers who have lived and worked in DeLand. This is a two-hour […]

Walking Tour of Old Northwest Residential and Stetson University Historic Districts

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

 Walk through history in these two charming neighborhoods. Filled with architectural gems, this beautifully preserved historic area is ideal for a walking tour. See many architectural landmarks and hear stories of our intriguing pioneers. The one-hour tour will be led by an experienced West Volusia Historical Society docent. Tickets: $7.50 for WVHS members; $10 for […]

Historic Bus Tour of East DeLand, Lake Helen and Cassadaga

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

The tour includes storytelling by experienced West Volusia Historical Society guides, with lunch at Sinatra’s in the historic Cassadaga Hotel. Masks are recommended on the bus. Cost: $42.50. Reservations are required. Call 386-740-6813, or come by the Conrad Center to make your reservations. Visit www.delandhouse.com.

Walking Tour of Old Northwest Residential & Stetson University Historic Districts

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Walk through history in these two charming neighborhoods filled with architectural gems. See many architectural landmarks, and hear stories of our intriguing pioneers. Led by an experienced West Volusia Historical Society docent. Cost: $7.50 for WVHS members; $10 for nonmembers. RSVP required 24 hours in advance. Call 386-740-6813 for reservations. Visit www.delandhouse.com.

Local History Talk: Central Florida Cemetery Project

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Project co-founders Jennifer Eve and Teresa Johnson lead a group of volunteers who are passionate about the preservation of local cemeteries and their histories, seeking to restore dignity and respect to those who came before and to preserve history for future generations. Free and open to the public. Call 386-740-6813.

Walking Tour of Downtown Historic District

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Listen to the highlights of historic Downtown DeLand of the early 1900s. Hear stories of the founders as they struggled through fires, freezes, booms, busts and pandemics to make DeLand one of the most celebrated Main Streets in Florida. Tour will be led by an experienced West Volusia Historical Society docent. Tickets: $7.50 WVHS members; […]

History Seekers Series: Bunny Breakfast

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

An elegant breakfast event will be followed by a hands-on rabbit-making activity! For kids ages 9-16 and for adults who are “kids at heart,” as space allows. Cost: $10 West Volusia Historical Society members; $15 nonmembers. For more about the History Seekers series, visit www.delandhouse.com.

Historic Bus Tour of East DeLand, Lake Helen and Cassadaga

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Bus departs from and returns to the Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Tour includes storytelling by experienced West Volusia Historical Society guides. Lunch at Sinatra’s in the historic Cassadaga Hotel. Masks recommended on the bus. Tickets: $42.50. Reservations are required. Call 386-740-6813, or come by the Conrad Center to make your reservations. Visit […]

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Walking Tour of old Northwest Residential & Stetson University Historic Districts.

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Walk through history in these two charming neighborhoods. Filled with architectural gems, this beautifully preserved historic area is ideal for a walking tour. See many architectural landmarks and hear stories of our intriguing pioneers. One hour tour led by an experienced West Volusia Historical Society docent.  Departs at 10:30 am.  $7.50 for WVHS members; $10 […]

Walking Tour of Old Northwest Residential and Stetson University Historic Districts

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Walk through history in these two charming neighborhoods. Filled with architectural gems, this beautifully preserved historic area is ideal for a walking tour. See many architectural landmarks, and hear stories of our intriguing pioneers. The one-hour tour is led by an experienced West Volusia Historical Society docent. Tickets: $7.50 for WVHS members; $10 for nonmembers. […]

Local History Talk: Postcards of Historic DeLand

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Longtime DeLand businessmen and friends Bill Mancinik and Randy Jackson discuss their recently published book Postcards of Historic DeLand, Florida (and environs). Meet the authors, and buy a signed book. Proceeds from sales of the book are generously donated to historic-preservation groups; West Volusia Historical Society is honored to be designated as a recipient. The […]

Walking Tour of DeLand’s Three National Historic Districts

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Walk through history in the charming neighborhoods of the old Northwest residential and Stetson University historic districts filled with a variety of architectural styles, and the heart of the Historic Downtown District, with many of the original commercial structures. Hear the stories of pioneers who have lived and worked in DeLand. This is a two-hour […]

Grand Tour of Three Historic Districts

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Approximately 50 minutes of walking (2 miles) with a sit-down break at midpoint. This tour winds through history and architecture on Woodland Boulevard, and West Minnesota and North Clara avenues, and then goes on to the Historic Downtown DeLand District on West Rich, West Indiana and West New York avenues, past a number of original […]

Recurring

Walking Tour of old Northwest Residential & Stetson University Historic Districts.

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Walk through history in these two charming neighborhoods. Filled with architectural gems, this beautifully preserved historic area is ideal for a walking tour. See many architectural landmarks and hear stories of our intriguing pioneers. One hour tour led by an experienced West Volusia Historical Society docent.  Departs at 10:30 am.  $7.50 for WVHS members; $10 […]

Historic Bus Tour of East DeLand, Lake Helen and Cassadaga

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Hosted by the West Volusia Historical Society. The tour includes storytelling by experienced Historical Society guides and lunch at Sinatra’s in the historic Cassadaga Hotel. Masks recommended on the bus. Cost: $42.50. Reservations are required. Call the office at 386-740-6813 or come by the Conrad Center to make your reservations.

Hands-On History Workshop – More Poking Around: Needle-Felted Pen Pals

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Hosted by the West Volusia Historical Society for children ages 8-16. Using the simplest of tools, a single felting needle, you’ll turn wool fiber into a unique and useful pen pal. If time allows, you’ll also make an animal face pin or other shaped pin. While felting needles are very sharp and barbed, we use […]

DeLand Forgotten Founding Family

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

6 p.m. limited in-person seating at the Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave. Longtime DeLandite and professor Dr. Richard Gibson will share the story of Col. C.C. Codrington and his family, who profoundly influenced the founding and growth of DeLand. Col. Codrington brought the first professional printing press to DeLand, wrote the charter for the […]

‘Don’t Weave Without Me’

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Presented by the West Volusia Historical Society for youth ages 8-16. Folks have been weaving for thousands of years, and there are a nearly endless variety of looms from ancient to contemporary, but they all have something in common: Weaving is all about the warp and the weft. This workshop will explore simple and small […]

History Seekers Workshop: Let’s Play in Your Yard – Intermediate Sewing

Conrad Research and Educational Center 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

Presented by the West Volusia Historical Society. For ages 10-16. With just 1 yard of fabric, one can stitch up an article of clothing or any one of several different items. This workshop builds on previous sewing experience; ability to hand-sew with a needle and thread is required. Each child will bring his/her own yard […]