Welcome to the Groveland Historical Museum

                                                                          

LOCATION: 

243 S. Lake Ave., Groveland, FL

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Mailing address: P.O. Box 761, Groveland, FL 34736

NEW HOURS:

Every  SATURDAY 11-1 PM

and by special arrangement.

To visit the museum at other times, email grovelandhistory@gmail.com

CONTACT: 

grovelandhistory@gmail.com

ADMISSION: 

Free


 

NEWSLETTER

Click newsletter to read.


 

Groveland Historical Society

 

Connie Fleetwood, President

Mary Helen Myers, Recording Secretary

Marie Padgett, Corresponding Secretary

Howard King, Vice President & Treasurer

Susan Ball, Director

James Smith, Director

Julie Law, Director

 

 

Timeless Gift  

The museum has signed copies of Images of America: Groveland available. These make perfect gifts for anyone who ever lived in Groveland or enjoys history. We also have received requests from local nursing homes, if you would like don purchase a book to donate. 

Visit the museum or CLICK HERE to order online.


 

GROVELAND SPORTS HISTORY

The museum recently hosted a panel of former Groveland athletes in a fascinating discussion that recalled championships, coaches and bonding.

Thanks to the following guests who participated: Jeff Boswell, Clinton Lowe, Tony Turner, Chris (adopted brother of Jeff Demps and former youth athlete under Pop Warner Coach Tony Turner).

 

 


 

CIVIL WAR VIDEOS

Thanks to Kemp Smith and Howard King who gave amazing presentations on different aspects of the Civil War that had Groveland connections.

Come to the museum to see the whole show!

Here are a few excerpts:

 

 

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RARE SHAW BUCK MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY

Hall-of-Fame coach's New York Yankees jersey and University of Florida letter sweater on display at the museum. Thanks goes to Buck's grandson who donated the items and to Marie Padgett who got them professionally framed.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Museum is Open Every Saturday From 11:00 AM to  1:00 PM, Stop by For a Visit and a Free Gift

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Book

Groveland Area Legends

 

Sisters and authors Doris Bloodsworth and Connie Fleetwood, who helped co-found the Groveland Historical Society, have published a new book entitled Ledgendary Locals of Lake County.

The book contains stories and photos of more than 200 people -- some well known and some unsung heroes -- who have made significant contributions to Lake County.

The new book has some new photos of people who were not included in Bloodsworth's previous pictorial history book of Groveland. 

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Groveland Historical Society.

 

To find out more about the book or purchase it online, CLICK HERE.

 

    


 Marilyn Gammon Smith's 1962 Prom Gown

 

GHS School Model and South Wall Display Area 

 

 

 

GHS Trophy Room

 

GHS Trophy Room

 

  


 

 

 

 

 


If you would like to arrange a visit for your class reunion, summer children's program or any other group event, email grovelandhistory@gmail.com 

 

 

 

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.