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9th Annual African-American Heritage Festival to ‘honor the past, celebrate the future’
Gospel choirs, arts and crafts, praise dancers, health screenings, and historical and cultural education are just a few of the highlights the 9th Annual African-American Heritage Festival will bring to Lake County. The theme of this year’s festival is “Honoring the past, celebrating the future.”
January 31, 2013

Society award recipients have ‘history on their side’
At its Fourth Annual Awards Banquet last month, the Lake County Historical Society presented 10 awards to individuals and organizations.
May 25, 2010

Lake County Historical Society to host luncheon, tour
The Lake County Historical Society is hosting a luncheon and history tour in Clermont on Friday, Oct. 23, at 12 p.m.
October 15, 2009

County artifacts to be secured; redistributed to other buildings
At its budget workshops earlier this month, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved a measure to reassign the County’s collection of historical artifacts and displays to the Lake County Historical Society.
August 26, 2009

Historical Museum accepts applications for tree festival
The Lake County Historical Museum, located at 317 W. Main St. in Tavares, is readying for its Annual Festival of Trees by accepting applications for tree decorators.
August 10, 2009

Not Afraid to Recycle: Award-winning ‘reused’ scarecrow makes its way to County museum
A scarecrow set up post last week in the Lake County Historical Museum, located at 317 W. Main St. in Tavares, to honor the students that created the unique bird-scarer and to show that there are many ways to reuse items that could be mistaken as useless.
May 14, 2009

Lake County Historical Museum, Library Services work in partnership to present art of children’s book illustrator
This week staff from the Lake County Historical Museum and Lake County Library System welcomed works of renowned children’s literature illustrator Janeen Mason to Gallery IV of the museum, located at 317 W. Main St. in Tavares.
February 3, 2009

Celebrate the holiday spirit with a visit to the Lake County Historical Museum’s Festival of Trees
Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the Lake County Historical Museum’s annual Festival of Trees, presented in Gallery IV of the museum.
December 5, 2008

Lake County inducts two into Women’s Hall of Fame
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners held its annual State of the County presentation on Tuesday, which included the induction of two new members into the Lake County Women's Hall of Fame.
October 14, 2008

Lake County museum opening labyrinths exhibit on April 28
The Lake County Historical Museum, located at 317 W. Main St. in Tavares, is opening its new labyrinths exhibit on Monday, April 28.
April 23, 2008

Historical society, community college present history series
The Lake County Historical Society and the Business Resources Center of Lake-Sumter Community College are presenting a "Lake and Sumter County History Series" on five Tuesdays between Feb. 26-April 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. at room 131 of the Health Science Center at Lake-Sumter Community College, located at 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg.
February 20, 2008

Decorated tree to honor Lake County veterans
A memorial and honor tree was erected today in front of the Historic Courthouse, 317 W. Main Street, Tavares as a tribute to Lake County veterans who have served and are serving in the armed services.
November 20, 2007

County, Clerk of Courts and Health Department offices to close on Nov. 12 to observe Veterans Day
All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Lake County Clerk of Courts and Lake County Health Department will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, to observe Veterans Day.
November 1, 2007

Pickle festival could be the 'bread and butter' of the Lake County Historical Museum's annual events
More than five dozen visitors to the Lake County Historical Museum on Oct. 26 found themselves in a "pickle" as they had to choose between activities, exhibits and pickle samples all in a celebration of the County's cucumber heritage.
October 26, 2007

What the dill? Lake museum to host pickle festival
If the aroma of garlic, fennel and vinegar begin wafting from the Lake County Historical Museum on Friday, Oct. 26, don't be alarmed, it's just the museum's first International Pickle Festival.
October 23, 2007

Two weeks remain to view 'Spanish Pathways through Fla.' exhibit
Only two weeks remain to see the popular "Spanish Pathways Through Florida" exhibit at the Lake County Historical Museum, located at 317 W. Main St. in Tavares.
August 15, 2007

Lake County Historical Museum introduces new 'Spanish Pathways through Fla.' exhibit
The Lake County Historical Museum, located at 317 W. Main St. in Tavares, recently introduced a new exhibit in Gallery IV titled "Spanish Pathways Through Florida."
July 2, 2007

Lake County museum to host reception for new exhibit
The Lake County Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Lake County Historic Courthouse, 317 W. Main St., Tavares, will host an opening reception Friday, March 3, at 2 p.m. for the museum’s newest exhibit of Florida landscape photography.
February 24, 2006

Tree trimmers receive awards for Lake County Historical Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees
A group of enthusiastic tree trimmers gathered at the Lake County Historical Museum Friday afternoon to hear which community group would be awarded the coveted “best in show” honor for the museum’s Sixth Annual Festival of Trees.
December 9, 2005

Lake County Museum hosts Annual Festival of Trees
The Sixth Annual Festival of Trees at the Lake County Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Lake County Historic Courthouse at 317 W. Main St., Tavares, will officially open Friday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. during the exhibit’s opening reception.
December 5, 2005

Museum accepts entries for the Annual Festival of Trees
The Lake County Historical Museum is beginning to accept holiday decorating requests for the Sixth Annual Festival of Trees.
October 18, 2005

Ghost town artifacts to be displayed at museum
The newest exhibit at the Lake County Historical Museum will open on Friday, Sept. 16, and display some of the artifacts and photographs from one the County’s most popular ghost towns.
September 14, 2005

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