Exactly when present-day Groveland was founded isn’t known, other than it was permanently settled sometime in the years following the Civil War. However, historians do know when the fast-growing city traded its early name, Taylorville, for Groveland. That happened during a raucous town hall meeting on March 31, 1922.
With the centennial looming just three years away, the Groveland Historical Society decided to start honoring the milestone this year with a historical expo a day early on Saturday, March 30. From 10 am – 2 pm, members of the historical society will feature exhibits, special displays and chances to talk with descendants of early pioneers in the Puryear Building and historical museum at 243 S. Lake Ave.
“We hope that people who have never visited the museum will discover the treasures we have preserved,” said President Marie Padgett. “And we have invited members of the police and fire departments, in addition to some of the city’s long-serving churches, to participate in the expo.”
The expo is free and open to the public.