Society for Historic Casselberry

Society for Historic Casselberry

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Thank you SO much to all the people who came out to the society's first event EVER! Almost 50 people turned out for Dr. Bauer's lecture on the history of Casselberry in photos. We hope to do another similar event in the fall on a new topic, so stay tuned!
We have one more #ThrowbackTuesday before tonight's presentation of "A History of Casselberry in Pictures, 1920s-1980s."

This photo shows some of the Plumosa Ferns that were grown at the Casselberry Fernery boxed up and ready for shipment, ready to be flown to florist shops throughout the United States and Canada. The Asparagus ferns grew in green houses. The seeds for the original plants, used by many florists in their commercial flower arrangements, came from Italy.

Photo dates from the late 1940s/early 1950s.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk TONIGHT, May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.
Tomorrow night is almost here!
We have another historic image to share in honor of the society's first talk/event on this coming Tuesday, 5/17.

For today's #FlashbackFriday, check out this image of the day that Casselberry was incorporated as a town on October 10, 1940!

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.
We're going to be sharing a few more historic images than normal in honor of the society's first talk/event on this coming Tuesday, 5/17.

For today's #ThrowbackThursday, check out this image the old Casselberry Industries building as it was being demolished in the early 1990s. You can see the water tower peeking over the tree. To the right is where the Panda Express is and to the left is what would become the Target shopping center off 17-92.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.
For today's #throwbacktuesday we bring you another image from Casselberry's past...the famous neon sign of the dog track! Taken c. 1985.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.
#ThrowbackTuesday Today's image shows US Highway 17-92 in Casselberry near the Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry. For reference, In the upper right hand portion of the image is a grass field which is where the Integra Lakes Apartments at Lake Concord are located. This image was taken around 1985.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.
Talk about a terrific turnout at Casselberry's 2022 Earth Fest! Did you get to check out the historic aerial we brought with us? If so, post your selfies/pics below!
We will be at EarthFest tomorrow, Saturday, 4/30 from 10am until 3pm at Lake Concord Park behind city hall. It is a free event where individuals and families are sure to have a good time. Don't forget to stop by and say hi...rumor has it there may be a unique historical backdrop for a pretty cool photo op or two!
It's time to get excited! Spotted at Brightwater, a small improvement. The city has fenced off two areas on the front lawn. The reason is because these two spots house Belgian azalea plants that need to be protected as they are the same type as was grown in the Casselberry ferneries! And some of them are even blooming. Beautiful to see!

The Society for Historic Casselberry is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of history and culture in Casselberry, Florida.

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Photos from Society for Historic Casselberry's post 05/18/2022

Thank you SO much to all the people who came out to the society's first event EVER! Almost 50 people turned out for Dr. Bauer's lecture on the history of Casselberry in photos. We hope to do another similar event in the fall on a new topic, so stay tuned!

05/17/2022

We have one more before tonight's presentation of "A History of Casselberry in Pictures, 1920s-1980s."

This photo shows some of the Plumosa Ferns that were grown at the Casselberry Fernery boxed up and ready for shipment, ready to be flown to florist shops throughout the United States and Canada. The Asparagus ferns grew in green houses. The seeds for the original plants, used by many florists in their commercial flower arrangements, came from Italy.

Photo dates from the late 1940s/early 1950s.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk TONIGHT, May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.

05/16/2022

Tomorrow night is almost here!

Casselberry in Pictures

Come and learn about Casselberry's local history from its heyday as a Fernery producer through World War II, the baby boom, and up through the emergence of the modern era in the 1980s.

Join us as we welcome Dr. Deborah Bauer, President of the Society for Historic Casselberry. Dr. Bauer will present a photographic history of Casselberry on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

This presentation presents a series of iconic images from Casselberry's history between its founding as an agricultural farming center in the 1920s through its incorporation as a town in the 1940s until its growth as a town led to its incorporation as a city in the 1970s.

Free. For Adults. No Registration Required.

Central Branch Library. 215 N. Oxford Road. Casselberry

05/13/2022

We have another historic image to share in honor of the society's first talk/event on this coming Tuesday, 5/17.

For today's , check out this image of the day that Casselberry was incorporated as a town on October 10, 1940!

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.

05/12/2022

We're going to be sharing a few more historic images than normal in honor of the society's first talk/event on this coming Tuesday, 5/17.

For today's , check out this image the old Casselberry Industries building as it was being demolished in the early 1990s. You can see the water tower peeking over the tree. To the right is where the Panda Express is and to the left is what would become the Target shopping center off 17-92.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.

05/10/2022

For today's we bring you another image from Casselberry's past...the famous neon sign of the dog track! Taken c. 1985.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.

05/03/2022

Casselberry in Pictures

Come and learn about Casselberry's local history from its heyday as a Fernery producer through World War II, the baby boom, and up through the emergence of the modern era in the 1980s.

Join us as we welcome Dr. Deborah Bauer, President of the Society for Historic Casselberry. Dr. Bauer will present a photographic history of Casselberry on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

This presentation presents a series of iconic images from Casselberry's history between its founding as an agricultural farming center in the 1920s through its incorporation as a town in the 1940s until its growth as a town led to its incorporation as a city in the 1970s.

Free. For Adults. No Registration Required.

Central Branch Library. 215 N. Oxford Road. Casselberry

05/03/2022

Today's image shows US Highway 17-92 in Casselberry near the Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry. For reference, In the upper right hand portion of the image is a grass field which is where the Integra Lakes Apartments at Lake Concord are located. This image was taken around 1985.

Like learning about history through images? Don't forget to check out the society's talk on May 17th at 6pm at the Casselberry Library! Free and open to the public.

04/30/2022

Talk about a terrific turnout at Casselberry's 2022 Earth Fest! Did you get to check out the historic aerial we brought with us? If so, post your selfies/pics below!

04/29/2022

We will be at EarthFest tomorrow, Saturday, 4/30 from 10am until 3pm at Lake Concord Park behind city hall. It is a free event where individuals and families are sure to have a good time. Don't forget to stop by and say hi...rumor has it there may be a unique historical backdrop for a pretty cool photo op or two!

Photos from Casselberry's post 03/05/2022

Photos from Casselberry's post

02/11/2022

It's time to get excited! Spotted at Brightwater, a small improvement. The city has fenced off two areas on the front lawn. The reason is because these two spots house Belgian azalea plants that need to be protected as they are the same type as was grown in the Casselberry ferneries! And some of them are even blooming. Beautiful to see!

01/13/2022

For those who are interested in free history talks, mark this one on your calendar next week at the Casselberry library!

Want to learn more about the Seminole Indian Wars? Join us on Wednesday, January 19th from 6:00-7:30PM for a presentation by Bennett Lloyd, Coordinator of the Museum of Seminole County History, as he talks about the history of these wars from 1817 to the mid-1850s. Free. For Adults. Meets In-person at the Central Branch in Casselberry. No Registration.

Central Branch Library. 215 N. Oxford Road. Casselberry FL32707

12/24/2021

We wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and share a bit of holiday cheer from days gone by in the form of a Christmas card from Casselberry founder Hibbard Casselberry. This card was sent out when Casselberry owned the predecessor to Casselberry Ferneries, i.e., Winter Park Ferneries in the late 1920s/early 1930s. Happy Holidays!

11/17/2021

In honor of , we thought we would share a neat artifact that was recently donated to the historical society by Mr. Kenneth J. McIntosh, Esq. of Sanford, Florida.

Mr. McIntosh served as the city attorney for Casselberry for many years between the 1960s and 1990s. When he was hired by the city, Hibbard Casselberry arranged for a gift to be delivered to McIntosh despite the fact that the two men had had a somewhat adversarial relationship. Hibbard Casselberry presented McIntosh with this red leather briefcase, which included his name on an engraved nameplate.

Mr. McIntosh used the briefcase for many years until his retirement. He gifted the briefcase to the society with its contents (which we'll be sharing at some point in the not too distant future as they deserve a spotlight all their own).

Photos from Society for Historic Casselberry's post 11/03/2021

Thank you to the Casselberry Chamber of Commerce for the chance to speak today about some of our society's current and upcoming projects. And for presenting us with our official membership plaque. Proud to be a member!

10/27/2021

Thank you to Seminole County Commissioner & Chairman Lee Constantine for stopping by the Brightwater Estate for a quick tour courtesy of Casselberry City Commissioner Anthony Aramendia and Casselberry City Manager Randy Newlon! We loved showing you what Brightwater is and talking about what it one day will be in the near future!

‘Preserve the property:’ City of Casselberry purchases founder’s home to turn into venue, park 10/21/2021

‘Preserve the property:’ City of Casselberry purchases founder’s home to turn into venue, park

Thank you so much to WKMG for a great story on the work going on at Brightwater!

‘Preserve the property:’ City of Casselberry purchases founder’s home to turn into venue, park It's been a staple in the heart of Casselberry for decades and now city leaders are ensuring the future of the Brightwater Estate.

10/11/2021

The Society for Historic Casselberry needs your help! We are in the process of helping to build a digital archive of photos about Casselberry and the surrounding areas history through out the 20th century. We are already working with some of the local civic groups to digitize portions of their archives. But we know there are a lot of people who have lived here a long time or might have family that lived here a long time and might have photos they would be willing to let us scan for the archive. If interested, or if you know anyone, please email [email protected] for more info. Thank you for everyone's help in spreading the word on this!

10/11/2021

We are pleased to announce that we have proudly joined the Casselberry Chamber of Commerce as a new member. We are so happy to have joined the chamber family!

10/07/2021

The next time you are in the car pick-up line at Casselberry Elementary School, check out our new banner! We are so happy to be one of the proud sponsors of the Casselberry Elementary PTSA.

10/06/2021

If you are concerned about the future of the Brightwater Estate and the city's plans for it, please consider attending the city commission meeting on Monday, 10/11 at 5:30pm. The commission will hear about the consultant's ideas for the site for the first time and public comment will be allowed. The meeting will be held in the city commission chambers at city hall (95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry FL 32707).

10/05/2021

This week's episode features a "Your Casselberry History in 90 Seconds" about a scandalous murder from 1882 -- the killing of John Griffin, an early Casselberry era investor and land speculator. Check it out!

Part 2 is out today... listen and enjoy!

Casselberry buys founder’s historic home for future park, event center 10/05/2021

Casselberry buys founder’s historic home for future park, event center

The Orlando Sentinel featured a great article about the Brightwater Estate on the front page of the Monday edition on 10/4. For those who are Sentinel subscribers, there are some neat photos of the grounds. Check it out!

Casselberry buys founder’s historic home for future park, event center The city of Casselberry has purchased the historic home of the community’s late founder with plans to turn the property on the eastern shore of South Lake Triplet into a public park and renovate the two-story mansion into a venue for weddings and other small gatherings.

09/21/2021

This week's podcast showcases a "Your Casselberry History in 90 Seconds" spot about the oldest surviving building in Casselberry -- the J.L.Hooker home. Check it out!

It's out! Our latest episode with the team from USA Unites, based right here in Seminole County! Give it a listen today where all good podcasts can be downloaded from or our website at www.WhatsUpCasselberry.com

Casselberry Forum Showcases Possible Brightwater Renovation Plans 09/15/2021

Casselberry Forum Showcases Possible Brightwater Renovation Plans

In case you missed the public meeting on September 1st about the city's plans for the Brightwater Estate, check out this write up that summarizes!

http://www.orlandolocalnews.com/casselberry-forum-showcases-possible-brightwater-renovation-plans

Casselberry Forum Showcases Possible Brightwater Renovation Plans Casselberry residents met Wednesday evening at the recreational center near Secret Lake Park to hear proposed plans to re-purpose the James Gamble Rogers II Brightwater property situated near Queens mirror circle and lost Lake Lane.

09/01/2021

Please don't forget to join us at 6pm on Wednesday night at Secret Lake Park. If you can't join, please consider sharing this post with friends to help spread the word. Public input is vital to this process. Thank you for your support!

Attention City of Casselberry Residents - Your input is needed! Join us on Wednesday, September 1st from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Casselberry Recreation Center to discuss future development of the former estate home of Hibbard Casselberry which was recently purchased by the City.

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