Address correspondence to:
The Floral City Heritage Council
P O Box 328
Floral City, FL 34436
Floral City Community
Naturecoaster.com, an FCHC Corporate Member
Floral City Heritage Museum is
Days: Friday and Saturday
Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Admission is Free
2021 Museum Projects
|New “old” street signs in Floral City's National Register Historic District were funded by Duke Energy, Red Brick Place, and Anonymous Donor.|
|Volunteers from the Heritage Council and Floral City Garden Club cleared the Northeast corner of Florida Ave and Orange Ave. Excitement is growing for the 2021 projects to "restore the floral in Floral City."|
Assist with Local Cemeteries Maintenance
- List of Citrus County Cemeteries
- The Florida Public Archaeology Network maintains an inventory of historic cemetaries statewide.
- The Florida Public Archaeology Network Heritage Monitoring Scouts program is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk, particularly those impacted by climate change in the form of erosion and sea level rise. The public is encouraged to apply to the program and will receive monthly updates on training and resources available for individuals wishing to become scouts.
- Recovering and Preserving African American Cemeteries
We are also looking for the stories behind the stones at the Floral City cemeteries (public and private). A list of the Citrus County cemeteries is linked to the FCHC website. We are collecting any stories you may know of people named on the stones in our local cemeteries. Send them to me through the CONTACT page on the FCHC website.
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.
Floral City Heritage Council partners with Inverness Heritage Council on the care and upkeep of the Dampier Cemetery where Marie Duval is buried.
Floral City has more than 17 cemeteries that have been identified but not yet cataloged. The Hills of Rest Cemetery is right on the edge of town.
Times to Remember
2019 Summer at the Museum
In June, the Director and Museum volunteers had a great time with approximately 20 students in cooperation with the Floral City Branch of the Citrus County Library System daytime summer program. The hands-on experiential activities in which the children engaged were specifically designed to build background knowledge with first through fifth-grade students.
Reviews of Our Museum and Exhibits from Visitors:
Karen Smoke, Cycling Editor of The Arcadian, visited Floral City via the bike trail. She shared her observations in the June 20, 2019 edition of The Arcadian.
What's Going On:
Serving a special niche in the county, the Museum's “Country Store” offers items relating directly to Floral City, Citrus County. Other items seldom found at the modern chain stores can be found here: feather dusters, wooden-handled corn brooms, glass wasp catchers, antique tin signs, wooden toys and hand fans.
Current Museum Displays:
- The Duval-Metz House
- The Florida Cattle Industry
- Worksaving Devices of Yesteryear
Items of Interest:
- The Floral City Heritage Council Museum Projects Team is led by the new Museum Director, Tom Ritchie.
- A canoe recovered in Floral City area waters is on display in a custom-built case.
- Thanks to the assistance of Brent Zaniewski, the Museum now has WiFi for guests and museum volunteers to stay connected.
- The team is constantly reviewing the items kindly loaned to the Heritage Museum for more exhibits and organizing historical documents related to council activities.
The Floral City Heritage Council is committed to ensuring ongoing equal accessibility of information via its website. We follow the guidance of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Our goal is to make improvements to your user experience. If you encounter an accessibility issue while using our website, please note the web page where you encounter the accessibility issue and contact the web liaison. We will make all reasonable efforts to make the information accessible.