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Purpose of the Society


Purpose of the Society

Becoming a Member


Time Line

General Henry S. Sanford
Sanford Family Genealogy

The Henry Shelton Sanford Papers
Name Index - Sanford Papers
Henry S. Sanford Bibliography
Photos of Henry S. Sanford

Local Cemeteries

Historical Markers Located in Seminole County Florida



A Brief History & Walking Tour of Sanford

Contact Us

Guest Book

    The Sanford Historical Society's purpose is to foster interest in the preservation of information and artifacts related to the history of Sanford and the surrounding area. The society shall support the efforts of the Sanford Museum to accomplish this purpose.

Our Mission

   Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.

          The Sanford Museum

   The Sanford Museum is a division of the Recreation and Parks Department of the City of Sanford. The museum was established in 1957 as a memorial to the city's founder, Henry Shelton Sanford. The museum was expanded in 1974 and again in 1994 to allow for the collection and exhibition of items of local historical interest. Today the museum collects and exhibits historical material relating to the development of the city of Sanford from earliest times to the present day.    

   The museums collections include a local history archives, a Sanford photograph collection, a reference library covering the history of Central Florida, the Henry S. Sanford Papers, a 19th century decorative arts collection, local business ephemera and a local sports collection.

    The Sanford Museum is located at 520 E. First Street in Fort Mellon Park.  The mailing address is P. O. Box 1788, Sanford, Florida 32772-1788.  The phone number is 407-302-1000.  Alicia Clarke is the Curator.    

   The  Museum is open Tuesday-Friday 11:00a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

   To view a map of the location click on "View Map" below.  To get driving directions to the Museum, fill in your beginning address and click "Plan Route".