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  1. The Southwest Florida Historical Society (SWFLHS) was established in 1960 by a group of citizens to “preserve the history of our area”. In 1983 the SWFLHS received as a gift a building that was destined to be demolished by the City for a new parking lot. Harper Brothers Construction donated the building and Flint and Doyle was contracted to move the building to the campus of the Lee County Alliance of the Arts. Siting the building to its current location on the Alliance property was completed and renovations started to bring the building up to City and County Building Codes. In 1984 the SWFLHS received its Articles of Incorporation with the following purpose: “The mission of the society is to discover, collect and preserve original and source documents, maps and photographs pertaining to the history of SW Florida. To bring together those interested in the history of this area; to promote and stimulate public interest and appreciation of the history of this area; and to further the preservation and knowledge of Southwest Florida's past.” http://www.swflhistoricalsociety.org/
  2. The FLHS believes that a sense of history is fundamental to understanding human experience, and therefore, collects preserves and shares material from our community's past, so that present and future generations can comprehend more fully their predecessors, their community and themselves. With education as the primary focus, we offer public lectures and workshops; publish teacher resource materials; arrange school and general group tours and activities; support scholarly research through significant research assistance; maintain a 1907 house museum and three other 1905 historic structures, and a museum of changing and permanent exhibitions, and operate a research center that has functioned uninterrupted for fifty one years. Mission Statement Fort Lauderdale Historical Society brings the stories of our diverse community to life through educational experiences, cultural exhibits, research, and preservation for future generations. http://www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org/ Like this
  3. The Delray Beach Historical Society, believing that a sense of history is fundamental to understanding human experiences, collects, preserves and shares materials from Delray Beach’s past, so that present and future generations can comprehend more fully their predecessors, their communities and themselves. The society encourages and assists people of all backgrounds and interests to learn more about Delray Beach’s diverse history. http://www.delraybeachhistory.org/
  4. Welcome to the Sebring Historical Society's web site. In the public areas of this web site you will find a sample of numerous resources to research and learn about the rich history of Sebring, Florida. All of the materials that have been made available here (and much more) are available to the public at our Archives located at 321 West Center Avenue in Sebring. Membership provides our supporters full website access to quarterly issues of our Historian publication as well as many other digitized collections of books, documents, photo and more. We hope you enjoy your visit to this site. Please drop by our Archives and if so inspired, support our organization by becoming a member. http://www.sebringhistoricalsociety.com/
  5. Whether you're a visitor, a newcomer, or a longtime resident of Boca Raton, you owe it to yourself to learn more about our rich history. Let your guide be the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, located at Town Hall - easily spotted by its shining gold dome in the heart of Boca Raton. http://www.bocahistory.org/
  6. The Deerfield Beach Historical Society, founded in 1973, inspires public awareness and appreciation of the diverse people, places, and events that contribute to Deerfield Beach’s evolving history. Philosophically, as the city’s principal agency for historic preservation, we bring history to our community through a wide variety of programs, exhibitions, publications, special events, and outreach services, in the belief that an understanding of history can provide connections to the past, a sense of belonging in the present, and responsibility for the future. http://www.deerfieldbeachhistoricalsociety.com/
  7. The mission of the Flagler County Historical Society is to promote historical and cultural research and education for the benefit of the community. The headquarters of the FCHS is the Holden House, 204 Moody Boulevard and its Annex in Bunnell, Florida. The FCHS was chartered as a Florida non-profit corporation on October 25, 1983, and is a 501 ( c ) 3 tax-exempt organization. A Board of Directors is elected annually in January and usually meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month. Quarterly membership meetings are held at various locations in Flagler County. History lovers are invited to join by paying $10 for an individual membership, $20 for a family, $50 for a business/corporate membership and $200 for a life membership. http://www.flaglercountyhistoricalsociety.com/
  8. Membership at the Jacksonville Historical Society is open to everyone with an interest in our city’s history. The Society welcomes Members from near and far to join its community of history lovers, and offers a handful of different membership categories aimed to encourage participation in its various activities. We look forward to welcoming you! Member benefits include: Advance notice of, and free admission to, our many exhibits and educational opportunities, including our acclaimed monthly speaker series. Access to our Archival Repository, with tens of thousands of documents, photographs, rare books and architectural relics relating to Jacksonville-area history Free admission to our Merrill History House Museum, Archival Library, and Photo Archives A 10% discount on all books and products in the JHS Store bookstore Special invitations to Historical Society Events and Fundraisers Emailed subscription to our monthly e-newsletter, The Courier Volunteer opportunities to support our programs and meet fellow members http://www.jaxhistory.org/
  9. The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society began in 1989 by a group of citizens concerned about the loss of historical structures in Mandarin and were interested in preserving and celebrating the rich heritage and history of the area. The first major project conducted by the organization was restoring the 1911 Mandarin Post Office & Walter Jones General Store, which served as the heart of the community until it closed in 1964. In 1998, the Mandarin Post Office & Store was reopened to the public as a museum exhibiting artifacts that illustrated the role of the general store and post office as a social and commercial hub for the Mandarin community. In 2001, the building was listed on the National Register of Historical Places and earned a designation as a local landmark by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission. http://www.mandarinmuseum.net/
  10. Located in a small park at the intersection of highways 441 and 234, this sign welcomes visitors to the historic town of Micanopy. Founded in 1821, Micanopy is believed to be the oldest inland town in Florida and is named for Chief Micanopy of the Seminole Nation. The sign’s arrow points south along Cholokka Blvd. and is located a few yards from the start of the Micanopy Historic District. Four blocks away at Cholokka Blvd. and Early Street is the Thrasher Warehouse, home of the Micanopy Historical Society Museum. The Thrasher Warehouse is one of thirty-nine sites in Micanopy listed on the National Register of Historic Places. http://micanopyhistoricalsociety.com/
  11. OUR MISSION is: To collect, preserve and disseminate information about the history of Hollywood, Florida. To preserve Hollywood's historical resources and landmarks. To educate and encourage public awareness of Hollywood's heritage. To pass on an enduring community to succeeding generations. VOLUNTEER assistance is always welcome in our Research Center. DOCENTS for our Hammerstein House tours, and tour guides for our annual Home Tours are also needed. REPRESENTATIVES are welcome and needed throughout the year for all of our events and activities. http://www.hollywoodhistoricalsociety.org/
  12. 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. http://www.grovelandhistory.org/home.html
  13. Working with the City to obtain a permanent place to house archives, displays and meetings Preparing for the challenge of acquiring necessary funds to develop a Port St. Lucie Historical Museum that the public can visit Growing our membership and volunteer base Planning more gatherings to share more memories Sharing with the public through sales of our history book, "City of Dreams" DVD and audio CD Increasing and improving our archives Striving to live up to our mission Continuing to cooperate with other community organizations http://www.pslhistory.org/index.html
  14. The Osceola County Historical Society is a 501c3 that was founded on October 29, 1949 by volunteers Charles and Twylah Hartley and Alma Hetherington looking to properly preserve artifacts and publish articles that would ensure Osceola County’s heritage lived on for years to come. Today, OCHS has 4 locations, 13 staff members and a Board of Directors that collects and preserves the county’s history. Mission Statement: The Osceola County Historical Society collects and preserves the county's history, and provides educational, research and recreational opportunities to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area's cultural and natural heritage through museum displays, demonstrations, interpretive programs, and special events for residents and visitors. http://osceolahistory.org/
  15. The Washington County Historical Society was founded in 1985. We are a 501C-3 organization whose sole purpose is to promote the preservation of the heritage of Washington County, Florida. Please remember you are now in the sunshine state's Washington County, it seems that just about all states have a Washington County in honor of our first president. However, if you are lost, there is no better place to be than right here. This site is in the process of being filled with the history and stories that make this part of Florida so unique. Please check back with us and experience Washington County, Florida, come to life. http://www.washingtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org/
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