Sumter County Historical Society



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Strawberry School

Posted by mousemaxwell on December 7, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

An intresting link on the old strawberry Schools that where once populare in florida.

May PotLuck

Posted by mousemaxwell on May 15, 2018 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

It will be such a sensation,

an evening of friends and conversation,

a real snazzy celebration!

It would be great to see you there…

So please join us Thursday night,

at 6:00 the party takes flight,

May 24th – it will be a delight!

Oh, and please bring a dish to share

to show how much you care.

The potluck will be at the Musuem at 217 N market street. On May 24th @ 6pm We hope to see ya'll there.


Posted by mousemaxwell on March 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Sumter County Sheriff, Bill Farmer, was our guest speaker for the March 22nd meeting of SCHS. The 33 in attendance would all agree that his talk was informative and heart warming. Bringing to us personal experiences about his career and life as a dedicated servant to the people of Sumter County, was indeed a reminder of how much we all need to show our appreciation to such individuals. 

We are indeed lucky to have such a person representing and leading  the law enforcement for our county. THANK YOU SHERIFF FARMER.

(submitted by: Karen Cloud March 24th)



Posted by mousemaxwell on February 27, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

You may have noticed, we took several of our  "living history" videos off this site to make room for more recently recordings. BUT, DON'T WORRY, we are making copies and will have for anyone who would like to see this individuals. As we prepare to move this summer to the 3rd floor of City Hall in Bushnell, we will plan on an area for visitors to see these great CDs.

You can also go to You Tube and type: Sumter County Historical to find the six recordings we removed as we make room for more "living histories".

WE encourage students or anyone who loves history, to please take up your cameras and record! You may have a relative or a neighbor, a member at your church, who is always sharing a favorite memory of Sumter County. Post these on Youtube and we would appreciate if you would share with us.  (Submitted by: Karen Cloud March 24th)


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

THANKS to the 20+ who sent in suggestions for our newsletter.  At our March meeting, the list was given to all present and a vote was taken.  The name and winner will be in our Spring Newsletter.  These newsletters are e-mailed to all paid members and copies can be found in our museum for guests to read. We encourage you all to join SCHS, only $15, and help support our group.

Museum is open every Friday from 1-4 or by appointment.

Spring Newsletter will be out week of APRIL, hurry and send in your dues to get the first printing!

(Submitted by: Karen Cloud March 24)

April 10th 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.SCHS is proud to announce:

The DEDICATION of our HISTORICAL MARKER at the site at 3:00p.m On April 10th 

Intersection of SR 471 and CR 567 (aka: Fortune Teller Road; East of 471; Between Webster & Sumterville. Parking on site available N 28° 39.881', W 82° 3.226'


A Reception will follow at Dade Battlefield HIstoric State Park's lodge from 3:30-5:00. We hope you will join us to meet several of our Seminole reenactors including John Griffin and his family who are descendants of the Black Seminoles we are honoring. 

KEEP POSTED to our website and news in local papers as more information will be soon to come. THANKS to all those groups and individuals who worked so tirelessly to make this dream a reality.

(Submitted by: Karen Cloud March 24th)