Greetings from the South Lake County Historical Society

The South Lake County Historical Society would once again like to invite one and all to come to Clermont’s Historic Village during the Holiday Season.  As in years past, the grounds of the Village will be decorated with familiar symbols of the holidays.  Wooden soldiers, penguins, snowmen and much more will adorn the grounds of the Village. The replica of the Hooks Schoolhouse will come alive as a gingerbread house.   After dark, there will be twinkling lights on bushes to guide you around but the Historical Society encourages you to visit during the regularly scheduled hours:  Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm.  That will enable you to see the decorations inside the buildings as well as those outside.  As usual, admission to the Historic Village is free but a donation of $2.00 per adult is requested.  After you tour the Village, please like us on Facebook and Yelp.

Located at 490 West Ave., near Clermont’s Historic Shopping District; the Historic Village is a unique partnership between the City of Clermont and the South Lake County Historical Society.  Together they work to provide the citizens of South Lake County and beyond with the opportunity to experience what life was like in Florida from the late 1800’s until the end of World War II.  The 5 historic buildings and 2 replicas offer visitors an opportunity to truly get a feel for life in Clermont over 100 years ago.

If you are interested in history in general or the history of Lake County in particular, contact the South Lake County Historical Society by going to our website,; by calling Roxanne Brown, Village Manager, at 352-593-8496; or by attending our membership meetings which are held on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm in the Train Depot in the Historic Village.  Our next meeting on December 11thwill include the election of board members and officers for 2018.