Museum of Seminole County History

Dublin Core

Title

Museum of Seminole County History

Alternative Title

Seminole County History Museum

Subject

Seminole County (Fla.)
Museums--Florida

Description

The Museum of Seminole County History is located at 300 Bush Boulevard in Sanford and features the local history of the country, which is the historical gateway to the interior of Central Florida. Artifacts and exhibits demonstrate the local history of Native Americans, early forts and settlements, steamships and railroads, Seminole County agriculture and industry, nineteenth and twentieth century art, and the Old Folks Home. Also known as the Seminole County Home, the Old Folks Home was constructed in 1926 to house people who were homeless or needed living assistance. In 1965, the building was converted into offices for the County Agricultural and the Home Demonstration Agent and was called the Agricultural Center. In November of 1980, a new agricultural building was completed and the offices were vacated. In 1982, the County Commission approved the conversion of the Old Folks Home into a historical museum, which opened in November of 1983. The building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on June 10, 1999.

Source

Museum of Seminole County History
300 Bush Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773

Date Created

1983-11

Is Part Of

Seminole County Centennial Celebration Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/http

Language

eng

Type

Website

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.743181, -81.299129

Temporal Coverage

1983-11-01/2014-12-31

Accrual Method

Deposit

Rights Holder

The Museum of Seminole County History holds all rights to the items housed within the institution as well as those items represented digitally on RICHES MI. Contact the Museum of Seminole County History for the proper permissions for the use of its items.

Contributing Project

Curator

Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Museum of Seminole County." Seminole County, Florida. http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/leisure-services/parks-recreation/museum-of-seminole-county-history/.

External Reference Title

Locations

Categories