Heritage Hall Museum Address:
8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
Museum & Country Store Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm
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HERITAGE DAYS IS COMING! BE SURE TO VISIT THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY, FREE EVENT
Friday evening, Dec. 6, from 5:30pm to 9pm, and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10am to 4pm, with lots of fun for all. Fish fry on Friday and the main street is closed to vehicular traffic and glows with more than a thousand luminaries lining both sides of the avenue. Historic homes along the avenue are decorated for the holidays and on the open porches you'll be serenaded by carolers. A horse-drawn wagon ride along the luminary-lighted avenue is the highlight of the evening. Then Saturday there are free hay wagon rides to the Florida folk life demonstration field where you'll find demonstrations of old-time Florida crafts, such as broom-making, black smithing, cane grinding, soap making, and on and on. You can tour eight of our historic homes, and if the hungries set in, you'll find plenty to eat throughtout the entire historic district.
Please visit our Heritage Days web page for more detailed information about this fun-filled event for the whole family.
A NEW FLORAL CITY HISTORY BOOK ON SALE NOW! Books are available at the Floral City Heritage Museum store weekly on any Friday or Saturday from 10am to 2pm, priced at $21.99.
The museum and store is located at 8394 E Orange Ave., that's two blocks east of the U.S. Hwy. 41 traffic light in downtown Floral City.
This is a 128-page photo-history book with over 200 historic photos of Floral City, many never before seen in public. A book such as this makes a wonderful gift, so please visit the museum store during regular hours, 10am to 2pm every Friday and Saturday, and pick up a copy.
NEW MUSEUM EXHIBIT IS OPEN
Florida's Seminole Wars: An Epic Struggle
This exhibit traces the period from the 1700s, when the Seminoles started their move into Florida, through the three wars that ended in 1855. Fourteen 3x 6 foot panels tell the story of the conflicts between the federal government and the Seminole nation. You'll discover there was a lot of war activity that took place in and around eastern Citrus County during the second Seminole war, the longest and most costly of all the Indian wars in the U.S.
There are Seminole War artifacts on display, including original copies of 19th century newspapers reporting events of the day, complete with a detailed description of Osceola, the most famous of all the Seminole leaders. Other artifacts include an original 19th century Seminole clay pot, a 1830s U.S. army bayonet that was found in Lake Tsala Apopka in the 1950s. Also included will be some artifacts from a fort site in the Withlacoochee River area. There is so much to see and learn of a cultural conflict that is still not widely known, even today.
So stop by and see one of the most complete reviews of this very important part of Florida history, told in an interesting narrative, complete with period engravings and illustrations.
ALSO: We have our Pineola train wreck exhibit on display again. This exhibits chronicles the human drama that unfolds as two station agents for the Atlantic Coast Line railroad attempt to stop two speeding freight trains headed toward each other. Please stop by and see for yourself the end of the story.
NEW: We have introduced a new feature in our museum, a 50-inch, flat screen TV for photo viewing. Stop by and see the slide show of colorful "Floral City Scenes" photos. They offer a good representation of what the area around our community looks like.
While you're in our museum don't miss the opportunity to visit our COUNTRY STORE for unique gift ideas. See our Country Store page for more details.
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