Sumter County Historical Society



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Posted by mousemaxwell on February 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

February 22nd our Clerk of Courts, Gloria Hayward, will be our guest speaker.

Gloria has served our county since 1969, as a dedicated public trustee of records. She began under the leadership of Burton Marsh, life long Sumter County citizen.

You don't want to miss this meeting and the opportunity to learn more about the role of Clerk of Courts for Sumter County.


Posted by mousemaxwell on February 10, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (1)

January of 2018, SCHS sent out our first “newsletter” to all paid members.

The goal of this quarterly newsletter is to provide dates for upcoming activities, featured articles about pioneers of our county and encourage more membership.

But, we need a name!

Send us your idea for a name for our quarterly newsletter and you could win a valuable 1853 collectable coin!

SEND your suggestion to: SCHS 217 Market Street Bushnell, Fl. 33513 or bring to our next meeting: FEB. 22nd or to our MARCH 22nd meeting.

DEADLINE: our March 22nd meeting.

Be sure to include YOUR NAME, e-mail or mailing address and phone number so we can contact you!

WINNER will be announced in our next NAMED newsletter in April!


See you at the SUMTER COUNTY FAIR: March 2nd-10th

Posted by mousemaxwell on February 2, 2018 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

SCHS will have a booth at the Sumter County Fair this year. We hope to see many of you and have an opportunity to show you our cookbook. Of course, you may have already bought a cookbook or two! We will also have our many DVDs on sell.

SO, be sure to look for us March 2nd-10th. IF we are not at the table, feel free to take a new SCHS pamphlet and learn more about our group. We hope you will consider joining. Membership is only $15 per calendar year.       SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!


Posted by mousemaxwell on January 20, 2018 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

For the past few months, our SCHS officers and members have worked with Bushnell city officials to work out, what we believe to be, a wonderful move.  Hopefully, by this summer, SCHS will be moving the historical artifacts, displays and adding a few new items to the 3rd floor of CIty Hall. SCHS can not say thank you enough to all those who made and are making this move work.  Our limited space at the present museum, has not allowed the type of growth needed.

We hope to have open houses to enhance the local history for our children. We hope to set up an art gallery area to display local artist and Florida works. We hope to add living history videos that the public can view and enjoy hearning first hand what life was like in Sumter.  We hope that every person who visits our new location and sees and hears more about Sumter County, will leave with a new sense of pride and knowledge of our beloved county.

STAY TUNE for more information about this move!  AND, if you have items your family would like to donate to our museum, please contact us!


Karen Cloud

COMING SOON: Dedication of Historical Marker

Posted by mousemaxwell on January 6, 2018 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Three years ago, seventy-five people met at the site of Pilaklikaha, or Abraham's Town, as a demonstration of interest in erecting a historical marker. The process was long and involved many steps and rewrites.

WE will be organizing the dedication ceremony and will post and send out word to the many groups who supported and helped make this dream a reality.

So, keep an eye out in the news, through members facebook pages and here on this website for the date and more information.