137 W Michigan Ave, DeLand Florida 32720
904-740-6813 Fax 904-740-6813
This historic home, circa 1886, was built by local attorney George Hamlin, developer of the Hamlin orange, and now houses period furnishings and collectibles donated by area residents. Among the highlights of this unique house is the leaded and stained glass around the main entrance doors, the transom above the side entrance and the North parlor fireplace, and in some of the cabinet doors; the glasswork was the hobby of former owner, Dr. Farriss.
A large collection of early photographs is on display; a research center on the grounds contains artifacts and a library of books and videotapes about town founder Henry A DeLand, from whom the property was originally purchased. Guided tours are available. Open Tuesday-Saturday; closed holidays.
Other History nearby:
(Titusville) Air Force Space Museum
(Apopka) Apopka Historical Society
(Titusville) Astronauts Memorial
(Ormond Beach) Casements
(Sharon) Gay-Hoyt House
(DeLand) Henry A DeLand House Museum
01/15 Coming to The DeLand area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Catfish Festival Crescent City FL April5-6 Since April 1978, the Rotary Club of Crescent City has held its annual 'Catfish Festival the first Saturday of April at Crescent City's Eva Lyon's Park. This massive volunteer effort has one significant purpose: raising money for college/vocational school scholarships for the high school children in our community. After costs are paid, every dollar generated is used for scholarships.
Santa Fe Comm College Spring Arts Festival Gainesville FL April6-7 The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. It is held in the downtown historic district, nestled amid restored turn-of-the century homes, stately palms and abundant azaleas. More than 130,000 visitors are anticipated each year.
George's Music Springing the Blues Festival Jacksonville Beach FL April5-7 Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America's indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest New Smyrna Beach FL April5-7 New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest features world class air shows .....day and night! As well as amazing live music on stage and all of the fun in the Entertainment Theater
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.