Front Row: Candy Keler-Raber, Carole Fernandes, Karen Miller Back Row: Larry Rescoe, Dieter Grube, Jim Briggs, Larry Oskin, Donna DiGennaro Not Pictured: Devon “Pete” Cole & Ray Goodgame

By Donna Digennaro, South Lake County Historical Society

The South Lake County Historical Society is proud to introduce its Board of Directors for 2019.  Officers for the coming year are President-Jim Briggs, Vice President- Devon “Pete” Cole, Treasurer-Karen Miller, Assistant Treasurer- Candy Keler-Raber, and Recording Secretary-Donna DiGennaro.  Assisting the Board are Joyce Tucker as Corresponding Secretary and Roxanne Brown as Historic Village Manager.

The South Lake County Historical Society works with the City of Clermont to provide area residents and visitors with a window into life in Central Florida from the late 1800’s until the end of World War II at the Historical Village.  Located at 490 West Ave., Clermont; the Village is a collection of Historic buildings and replicas beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Minneola adjacent to Victory Pointe. 

The Village is open every Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and every Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Volunteers are on hand to provide guided tours of the buildings or you can casually walk through the buildings listening to recorded information.  Bring your children and let them vie for prizes with a historical scavenger hunt.

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 every month at 7:00 pm in the Train Depot in the Historic Village.  The next meeting is March 11th.