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Floral City Heritage Hall Museum “Country Store” had a face lift recently and is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Heritage Hall is located in the Floral City Town Center on Orange Avenue, one block east of U.S. Hwy. 41.

The purpose of most museum stores is to raise funds for the museum and its exhibits and to further the knowledge and appreciation of the history and heritage of the area it serves. Read more.

8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
in Floral City Town Center
Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

 

Visit Our Museum
8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
in Floral City Town Center
Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm

MISSION STATEMENT
The Floral City Heritage Council serves as an advocate for Florida historic preservation and presents and supports Florida folk-life programs. Established in September 1992 as a local branch of the Citrus County Historical Society we support and promote the Society's mission to preserve and further the knowledge of the history and pre-history of Citrus County, Florida and nearby areas.