Sumter County Historical Society


The mission statement of the Sumter County Historical Society is, “to collect, preserve, promote and communicate the history of Sumter County.” The Sumter County Historical Society, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 member-supported organization, it is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of the County Of Sumter Florida. In fulfilling this goal, the Society will:

  • Collect, preserve and interpret genealogical, biographical, architectural, cultural and historical matter pertaining to the county of Sumter
  • Own, preserve and open to the public such historical buildings, as it shall acquire
  • Make its resources accessible to researchers, genealogists, and the general public
  • Hold meetings, create exhibits, sponsor programs and run special events for the education and enjoyment of its members, and the general public
  • Act in cooperation with public and private entities to promote awareness of and interest in Sumter's history and heritage and the present and future development of the county.
  • As an educational and research institution, Sumter County Historical Society teaches Sumter County history through collections, scholarly publications, and research services