Welcome to Seminole County Historical Society

Where History Comes Alive!

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About the Historical Society

The Seminole County Historical Society is a 501-C-3 non-profit membership organization that raises funds, conducts programs, and supports the efforts of the Museum of Seminole County History.  The museum preserves and educates the public about the history of the towns and residents of Seminole County and its rich past.  


Organized in 1994, the society has contributed services, funding and expertise for such projects as the building of the Agricultural Exhibits building, the Pole Barn, museum labeling and exhibitions and the publishing of a number of high-quality historical books including a book about the centennial anniversary of the founding of Seminole County.  


The society also operates a gift shop located in the museum that offers a unique selection of souvenirs, historic maps, prints, & postcards, and books on Florida and local history. 

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Become a member!

Support local history and preservation efforts by joining the Seminole County Historical Society! We offer several different membership levels that are sure to fit any budget.  To find out more information about how to join our historical society, please click 'Membership' on the menu above. 

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Carolyn Bistline History Scholarship Competition

The Seminole County Historical Society Carolyn Bistline History Scholarship is awarded annually to one graduating Seminole County high school senior that is planning to pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 18 credit hours in History at an accredited college or university in the United States. The applicant must have a GPA of at least a 3.25. This is a one-time award in the amount of $1000. Applications are due in March of each year and are announced in May of each year. Learn more about how to apply by clicking on 'Bistline Scholarship' in the menu above!