Where History Comes Alive!

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About the Historical Society

The Seminole County Historical Society is a 501-C-3 non-profit membership organization that raises funds, conducts programs, and supports the efforts of the Museum of Seminole County History.  The museum preserves and educates the public about the history of the towns and residents of Seminole County and its rich past.  


Organized in 1994, the society has contributed services, funding and expertise for such projects as the building of the Agricultural Exhibits building, the Pole Barn, museum labeling and exhibitions and the publishing of a number of high-quality historical books including a book about the centennial anniversary of the founding of Seminole County.  


The society also operates a gift shop located in the museum that offers a unique selection of souvenirs, historic maps, prints, & postcards, and books on Florida and local history. 

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Become a member!

Support local history and preservation efforts by joining the Seminole County Historical Society! We offer several different membership levels that are sure to fit any budget.  To find out more information about how to join our historical society, please click 'Membership' on the menu above. 

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No Bistline History Scholarship Competition in 2019

Between 2013 and 2018, the Seminole County Historical Society partnered with Carolyn Bistline and her family to award a college scholarship to one graduating senior from Seminole County. Sadly, with Carolyn's passing, this particular scholarship competition was retired in 2018. The Historical Society is currently in the process of designing a new scholarship competition that will be announced in late 2019 with a goal to award its first inaugural winner in 2020. Stay tuned for more information.