Welcome to the Groveland Historical Museum


As part of our July 4th celebration the Groveland Historical Society with the help of the City of Groveland erected banners to honor our local war heroes who died in the service of their country.

The veterans featured on the banners are:

      Specialist 5, Ronald Gaffney,  served in Vietnam

       Sgt. Eric Ramirez,  served in  Iraq

       Sgt. Marvin "Lester" Roberts, served in WWII

       1st Lt.  Edwin Sibley,  served in WWII

       Radio Operator, Earlie Story,  served in WWII

       PFC Ray Tedder,  served in WWII

       Sgt. Jess Thomas, served in Vietnam



We would like to thank Mary Helen Myers for her tireless effort in bringing this project together. 











Now on display a detailed replica of the White House oval office including the resolute desk.  Our thanks to Mr. Tommy Candido for the loan of this exhibit.



Available at the museum the book "Images of America-Groveland" by Doris Bloodsworth.


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.



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!

Julian Rowe, Vera Sloan Boyett, Ray Robbins.

Compilation of 1966-68 Athletic Banquets

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

Edge Memorial United Methodist Church compilation from 1959-1975 

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


 Frequently Asked Questions

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.