The South Lake County Historical Society is pleased to announce its second annual Heritage Day Festival will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at Clermont’s Historic Village.  Beginning at 10 am and ending at 4 pm the event is being held in conjunction with the Clermont Downtown Partnership’s Art Festival (DCAF), and will feature demonstrations of old-time chores and crafts as well as games for “children of all ages,” and music by the Judy Family Singers.  Refreshments will be on sale so come early and stay late!

The Historic Village is located at 490 West Ave in Clermont on the shores of beautiful Lake Minneola and is the result of a unique partnership between the City of Clermont and the Historical Society.  Together we have created a beautiful village featuring two homes built in Clermont in the late 1800’s, the original Cooper Memorial Library, the city’s last train depot, a World War II Quonset hut, and two replicas.  People from countries around the world have visited the Village.  Have you?

After touring the Village on November 3rd, the Clermont Downtown Partnership invites you to go into the historic downtown area (just a few short blocks from the Village) to attend the Art Festival.  In addition to over 30 talented artists vying for prizes, there will be crafters, a chalk art contest for children and much, much more.  The Art Festival will be held on the 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm and the 4th from 10 am to 4 pm on Montrose Street. 

The Historic Village is open every Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm and every Saturday & Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm if you would like to see our historic buildings and simply cannot wait until November 3rd

Admission is free but a $2.00 donation per person 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 our website,; by calling our manager, Roxanne Brown, at 352-432-3496 or by attending our membership meetings which are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Train Depot in the Historic Village.  The next meeting will be October 8.  After touring the Village, please like us on Facebook or mention us on Yelp.


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