Welcome to the Groveland Historical Museum

      

Judge Jeff Arnold and GHS President Marie  Padgett. 

Judge Arnold is holding a photo of his Grandfather's sawmill, the largest sawmill in the Southeast United States until it burned down in  May 1925.  Judge Arnold gave an excellent presentation about his family history and the early days in Groveland.

 

COME SEE OUR NEWEST EXHIBIT!

 

 

 

 

 

No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. That is the beloved Groveland High School built in 1937. GHS alumni Dan Michele, Clas of 1966, re-created the school in amazing detail.

BRING A FRIEND AND A CAMERA TO THE MUSEUM!

 

Doris Bloodsworth won the Writer of the Year Award for her pictorial history of Groveland titled Images of America: Groveland.

This is the only comprehensive, published history of the city. Proceeds help fund the Groveland Historical Museum. 

 >> CLICK HERE to order.

 

L.Day Edge Collection

HUGE thanks to Rex Day Winn, grandson of L.Day Edge, who allowd the Groveland Historical Museum to duplicate rare photos and memorabilia from his grandfather's collection.

L. Day Edge was Groveland's first mayor and the youngest Florida Speaker of the House among many achievements.

Sen. L. Day Edge (4th from left) watches then Gov. Sen. Cary Hardee sign legislation creating Union County. This photo is part of a rare collectibn of photos and memorabilia available for viewing at the Groveland Historical Museum.

 

SENIOR CENTER JAMBOREE

You're invited for a morning filled with history, music and mystery! >>CLICK to find out more.

   

Thanks to Kemp Smith for the donation of
a flat screen TV!


Come see our video archives listed below.
Or >> CLICK HERE to order your own copies to view at home!

ORAL HISTORIES
Julian Rowe, Vera Sloan Boyett, Ray Robbins.

ATHLETIC EVENTS
Compilation of 1966-68 Athletic Banquets

FOOTBALL GAMES
1964 Groveland vs Clermont
1964 Groveland vs Umatilla
1970 Groveland vs Clermont
1972 Groveland JV vs Clermont
1973-74 Groveland vs Eustis
Late 70s Groveland vs Eustis
1979-80 Groveland vs Dunnellon State Championship
1980 Groveland vs Wildwood
Azalea Bowl 1967

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Edge Memorial United Methodist Church compilation from 1959-1975 

MUSEUM EVENTS
Souper Bowl Saturday 2009

  

 

 The Giving Tree honors our donors.

The orange tree is symbolic of Groveland's past. Museum donors have oranges with their names, or the names of their company, class or loved ones, on the tree along with each year they donated.

The museum is a 501(c)(3) charity and depends solely on the contributions of ots supporters.

$15 = single membership
$25 = family membership
Additional $30 = laminated donor orange.

Mail contributions to:

Groveland HIstorical Society
P.O. Box 761
Groveland, FL 34736

Questions?
grovelandhistory@gmail.com
   

 Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Hours of operation
Upcoming events
How to donate memorabilia
How to make a financial donation
How to contact the museum staff
How to volunteer

  

 

Member of the Lake County Historical Society

Member of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce

 

The Groveland Historical Museum is a joint project of the City of Groveland and the Groveland Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that depends upon your tax-deductible donations.   


What does your donation buy?
$30 = commemorative orange on our donor tree
$50 = e-mail newsletter sent personally to all GHS alumni and other subscribers for one month
$60 = pay for restoration of a class photo
$100 = mount approximately 20 photos

Mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Groveland Historical Society
P.O. Box 761
Groveland, FL 34736


Thank you for stopping by!

 

 


 

The Groveland Historical Museum is operated by a partnership of the City of Groveland and the Groveland Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency.

Copyright © 2012 Groveland Historical Society. All rights reserved.