DeSoto County Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 1824
Arcadia, FL 34265
Board of Directors 2017
President Adrian Cline
Vice Pres. Vernon Keen
Secretary Norma Banas
Treasurer Mitzie McGavic
Past Pres. Bebe Bradbury
DeSoto County Historical Society (EIN 85-8013127211C-7). We are a State of Florida Nonprofit Charitable Corporation authorized to solicit funds within the State of Florida.
DeSoto County Historical Society holds Public Charity Status with the IRS as a 501-c-3 Corporation established May 4, 1990. A copy of the Official Registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. Our registration # is CH53049. (No part of your donation goes to pay for salaries or un-related expenses.)
BECOME A MEMBER
As a member you will receive a monthly newsletter inviting you to our programs and events, our monthly meetings, Pioneer Day festival on the third Saturday in March, Yard Sale fundraiser in November, Annual Scholarship Dinner, and more! Click here for application.
We also maintain a page on Facebook to keep you up to date on our events and to provide historical tidbits.
Go to Facebook and type in: DeSoto County Historical Society. Like us and follow us.
Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly Board Meetings at the Seed House the 4th Monday of each month.
JOIN US AT OUR MONTHLY MEETING
on second Thursday of the month,
at the Family Service Center Annex
corner of N. Orange Ave. & Effie Street.
Thanks to Kay & Leonard Higley
lunch will be available at 11:30 for $6.
Program to follow
WALKING TOUR OF ARCADIA
The Historical Society will provide hour-long guided walking tours of historic Arcadia, Florida, for your group for a donation of $5.00 per person. If you want to “make a day of it,” we can arrange for lunch for your group at one of our local restaurants for an additional charge. Then you’ll have time to browse in Arcadia’s many antique shops and specialty boutiques. click here for Self Guided Tour Map.
To schedule your group’s tour, please contact our tour guide, Carol Mahler, at 863-445-0789 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase our booklet, "A Walking Tour of Historic Arcadia, Florida" see details under publications.
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The Oak Park Inn is in the Carlton Block, built circa 1904. It was one of three structures to survive the 1905 Thanksgiving Day Fire that destroyed downtown Arcadia. Hurricane Irma tore the roof off the only building in Arcadia with Italianate characteristics, an architectural style popular 1880-1900. Please donate to help pay for the restoration of this iconic structure: https://www.gofundme.com/4fw41q0