Posts Categorized: General Information

Counting Kills in the Debary Hall Game Ledger

From 1904 to 1941, the DeBary family recorded the kind and amount of game killed in hunts on or near their namesake winter retreat. Along with the game bagged on registered hunts, the family documented various notes from these excursions, including weather conditions, hunting locations, wildlife observations, the amount of guns or people involved in… Read more »

Sanford: Then and Now

Telling the Story of a Small Town in the Digital Age Contributed by Callie Henson, History Graduate Student The community of Sanford, FL began as a small steamboat shipping town and blossomed into one of the most productive celery and citrus cities in Florida from the onset of the 20th century until the 1960s. Sanford’s… Read more »

Dilapidated Sanford: Sanford Ave

[juxtapose leftsrc=”” rightsrc=””] First Photo: 1980s Second Photo: 2009 Photo I have, but need to find on my computer/camera: Summer 2015 (Becomes Enriched Sanford with newest photo)

Enriched Sanford: NAS Sanford

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Vanished Sanford: The Wellbourne Block

[juxtapose leftsrc=”” rightsrc=””] The Wellbourne Block was originally built in the surge of construction after the fire of 1887 and served as the first Seminole County Courthouse. The first picture is taken circa 1913, with the clock tower in full view and intact. The building was remodeled in the early 1920s to become the Valdez… Read more »

Maintained Sanford: The Hester-Shepard Block

[juxtapose leftsrc=”” rightsrc=””] The Hester Shepard Block was constructed after the 1887 fire that destroyed much of downtown Sanford by M.K. Hester and Samuel Shepard. It was used as a fire station from about 1890 to 1974, but has also housed the county jail, police station, and city hall at one point or another throughout… Read more »

Welcome to the Public History Project Lab

The Public History Project Lab serves a as a hub for bringing together faculty and community members from history and related disciplines for exploring how history shapes communities today and the ways it can be put to work solving contemporary social and economic problems. Whether it’s a digital archive built using the latest multimedia tools, an oral… Read more »

History Outside the Classroom

UCF History students are gaining work experience as they apply skills outside the classroom to internship projects. This semester student interns are working in digital research and preservation, exhibit design, journal editing and museum education. Check out the student intern blogs to learn more about their projects and discoveries: Digital Research and Preservation- Aaron Fried… Read more »