TAVARES — The Lake County Historical Museum, located at 317 W. Main St. in downtown Tavares, is hosting a holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m.
The celebration will include light refreshments and the opportunity to view several new exhibits at the museum. A recent addition to the museum includes a National Registry exhibit in Gallery IV that highlights all 23 of the Lake County properties listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
“This exhibit recognizes the historic contribution these properties made to Lake County,” said Dr. Diane Kamp, Director of Lake County museums. “All of these properties have gone through the stringent application process to be included on the national registry.”
Other new features at the museum include updates to the Women’s Hall of Fame and the Professor Edgar Banks-Indiana Jones exhibit. Two other new displays at the museum are an exhibit exploring the evolution of Christmas tree design and a shoe-shine chair believed to be the original from when the Lake County Historic Courthouse was a working court of law. The museum is asking for any stories or snippets the public can remember about the shoe-shine chair.
The museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. There is always something new to see and do at the Lake County Historical Museum. For more information about the museum or to schedule a tour, call (352) 343-9600.