Doris Bloodsworth, a longtime South Lake resident, historian and Pulitzer-nominated writer, will be presenting a preview of the upcoming book, “Clermont: From Gem of the Hills to Choice of Champions,” at the next Clermont Historical Society meeting on Monday, October 14, at 7 pm at the Clermont Historic Village train depot.

Together with volunteers from the Cooper Memorial Library Board, Bloodsworth has been working for several years to create a comprehensive history of the city, from the Ice Age through the first Native Americans, to the founders of modern-day Clermont and the years leading up to 2019. There are hundreds of rare photos, and the book includes stories and history that are published for the first time.

Bloodsworth has been named Lake County Historian of the Year, has been inducted into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame, served as the city of Clermont’s first communications director and formerly reported for “The Wall Street Journal,” “Bloomberg” and the “Orlando Sentinel.”

Those attending the meeting will have a chance to reserve a copy of the book at the discounted, pre-publication rate.  Mark your calendars now so you do not miss this fascinating presentation!