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Floral City Heritage Council Floral City Heritage Council

 

At the Museum

8394 E Orange Ave, Floral City, FL 34436

Open Fridays and Saturdays

10 am - 2 pm

Museum Project Days every Thursday 10 am - Noon



 

Along the Avenue

Next Tree Committee Meeting

March 27 at 9 am in the Museum

 



Annual Heritage Days Events

Heritage Days 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

5:30 - 9 pm

Saturday, December 5, 2020

10 am - 4 pm

 

What to See Activities Where to Stay Places to eat
Red Brick Place

FC Garden Club Plant Sale, April 28

Plant Sale Flyer

Sunshine Lodge Shamrock Inn
Crossland Realty Duval House Exhibit Grand Opening, February 27 Moonrise Resort Pudgee's
Trailside Bike Withacoochee State Park Bike Trail  Rock Pointe Ranch Robin's Country Kitchen

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Annual Ice Cream Social

 honoring our E-Nini-Hassee friends

 

 

 


Floral City Gateway sign on SR48W

Floral City Gateway Sign 2020

Artist Ann Covington of Floral City's Artist's Studios is pictured alongside her artwork on the sign visitors pass as they approach Floral City's Avenue of Historic Oaks from the east. Local volunteers plant and maintain the greenery at the gateway sign every week. A special thanks to Ann and all our friends and neighbors!



January 28, 2020 Membership Meeting
Floral City Community Building, 50 members and 22 visitors attending

Snippet presented by: Jennifer Clark, her research and remembrances of the history and heritage of Floral City's Black Community

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picture from 2019  Luminaria Night in Floral City - Floral City Heritage Council

Co-chairwomen
Terri Hartman & Laura Hennings
Vice President
Frank Peters
Financial Officer
Janie Stewart
Secretary
Paulette Ritchie
Membership Co-chairwomen
Charla Bauer & Sandy Cross

2020 Steering Committee Members
Marcia Beasley
Pam Bellman
Bill Covington
Janet Donovan
Harvey Dunn
Ralph Johnson
Bill Metcalfe
Tom Ritchie
Sharon Thompson
Winn Webb

 

Floral City Heritage Council Museum Volunteer Training

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Operating the Media Viewer


Locating items in the Museum

 

Summer Library Program in the Museum

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Making butter Takes awhile (HD Bassett)

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My Name in Hieroglyphics

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A picture containing person, indoor, wall  Description automatically generatedA Day at the Museum Builds Background Knowledge that helps develop literacy, mathematics, and social skills

Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) partners

Kassie Kemp, FPAN

 

Links to FPAN documents and Pages (These will be targeted links on the archive page)

 

Local cemeteries

A gravestone in front of a fence  Description automatically generatedFloral City Heritage Council partners with Inverness Heritage Council on the care and upkeep of the Dampier Cemetery where Marie Duval is buried.
A tree in a forest  Description automatically generatedFloral City has more than 17 cemeteries that have been identified but not yet cataloged.

The Hills of Rest is right on the edge of town.

The Frazier/Williams Cemetery (or the Floral City Community Cemetery) on Great Oaks Blvd is a famous entry in the Black History Trail as the oldest African American Cemetery in Florida.