Look carefully at the collage.  Can you find the building that is still standing in Clermont?  Do you know where to find that building in Clermont?  Do you know its “name?”  Or, better yet, come to Clermont’s Historic Village, look at the original, talk to the Historical Society volunteers and find out about that building and maybe some of the others.  There is a lot of history in Clermont and the Historic Village is dedicated to preserving as much of it as is possible and passing on information about the city’s heritage.

The Historic Village is located at 490 West Avenue on the shores of beautiful Lake Minneola and not far from Clermont’s Historic Downtown shopping district.  It is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm.  If you are interested in a group tour at a time when the Village is not scheduled to be open, call the Village at 352-593-8496, leave a message and Roxanne Brown, the Village Manager, will get back to you.  Admission to the Village is always free but a donation of $2 per adult visitor is requested.

If you are interested in knowing more about the history of South Lake County in particular or history in general, contact the Historical Society by going to its website, ClermontVillage.org; by calling Roxanne Brown, Village Manager, at 352-593-8496; or by attending their monthly meetings which are held on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm in the Train Depot on the grounds of the Historic Village (except in July & August).   The next meeting is June 12th. Like Clermont’s Historical Society on Facebook.