Living History Day

February 15 from 10 AM – 3 PM @ DeBary Hall Historic Site

History will come to life as DeBary Hall Historic Site hosts its third annual Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

The 37th Alabama Regiment Company H, a Civil War re-enactment group, will set up a camp and medical tent. They will offer presentations on Civil War weapons, life and artifacts.

Jim Sawgrass, a member of the Muscogee Creek Indian Tribe, will describe Native American culture and heritage in the Southeast.

Local actors Bill and Cara Elder will portray George and Martha Washington during a presentation in DeBary Hall’s theater.

Tiptoe through the tulips of time with historian, teacher and musician Stanton O’Neal as he perform songs from World War I through the 1960s.

Visitors can walk the grounds and interact with historical characters, including legendary steamboat captain Jacob Brock.

There will be an area where children can create an old-fashioned toy and play a Victorian game.

There is no charge to attend the outdoor event. Lunch will be available for purchase from Tango01 Food Truck and the Four Townes Moose Lodge.

Tours of the site’s 1871 mansion will be available at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger.

DeBary Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s open six days a week at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The site is closed on Mondays. For more information, call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840.

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