DeLand's Memorial Hospital & Veterans Museum
230 North Stone Street, DeLand, FL 32720 - United States
Our organization, DeLand Historic Trust, Inc., is now handling the military collections in the DeLand Memorial Hospital & Veterans Museum on behalf of the City of Deland. We have a local military history room known as The Patriot Room, and two large galleries of war relics and items from WW1 - the Modern Era with special exhibits on the DeLand Naval Air Station and a large sailing ship model exhibit with 15 large models: 300 Years of Fighting Sail. The remainder of the exhibits are being run by the West Volusia Historical Society. All exhibits will be open.
The DMH&VM is in DeLand’s old circa 1920 restored memorial hospital building and features several not only the military collections but restored medical facilities, and several other collections of antique toys, a recreation of early African American medical history, an antique electrical and mechanical collection, and early X-Ray machine collection and other interesting things.
This exhibit is the centerpiece, with info on local military supportive efforts in WW2 through Vietnam. There are photos and history on the locals who have served along with valor awards they have earned.
300 Years of Fighting Sail
This exhibit displays 15 wooden model sailing ships from 1510 - 1810 depicting changes and improvements throughout the age of sail. Details on each ship are provided.
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