Morse .- -… Code

    Wondering what those dots & dashes are doing between Morse & Code?  They stand for the letters A & B in Morse Code.  It really wasn’t that long ago when this was the “latest thing in communication!”  People all over the world marveled at the invention that enabled them to send messages to people miles away in a matter of seconds.  All you needed were two people trained in the code and the equipment needed to send & receive and you were in business.  Oh, yeah, there was also the matter of miles and miles of telegraph wires & poles. 

    Interested in learning more about Morse Code?  Would you like to hear the actual sounds made by the instruments shown in the picture above?  Come to Clermont’s own Historic Village on Saturday, May 5th between 11 am and 4 pm and you will be able to get answers to all your questions from a member of the Florida Chapter of the Morse Club.

    Clermont’s Historic Village is located at 490 West Ave. on the shores of beautiful Lake Minneola and is a unique partnership between the City of Clermont and the South Lake County Historical Society that is dedicated to informing visitors about life in this area from the late 1880’s until immediately after World War II in 1946. The historic downtown shopping district is just 3 blocks away and will be hosting a flower show and parade on May 5th.  Visiting both events will provide the perfect way to spend a spring day in Florida.

     The Village is home to six restored buildings and two reconstructions and is open to the public every Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm and every Saturday & Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm (NOTE: Saturday, May 5th open 11 am to 4 pm).  The Village provides ample parking and is free to all visitors.  A donation of $2.00 per adult is requested.

    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 the website, ClermontVillage.org; by calling Roxanne Brown, Village Manager, at 352-593-8496; by emailing her at slhistoricalsociety@gmail.com, by touring the Historic Village any Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm or any Saturday or Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm; or by attending the membership meetings which are held on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm in the Train Depot in the Historic Village, 490 West Ave., not far from Clermont’s historic downtown shopping district.  The next meeting is on May 14th.

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