"Come to the Clermont Historic Village at 490 West Avenue and walk through Clermont's history with the South Lake County Historical Society." invited Donna DiGennero, president.
The Village is home to the Kern House, built by one of the signers of Clermont's incorporation papers, Alexander Kern, and home to his son, William, Clermont's third mayor.
In the first floor bedroom you can see a dresser donated by Zette Cole that had been given to her family by William Kern. "If you ask one of the Society's docents you may even get to go upstairs and see two beautifully decorated bedrooms. One of which is home to an amazing doll house."
The Historic Village is open every Friday from 1 to 3 pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.
Tours of the Kern House and all the other structures are free but donations are requested.
If you are interested in history in general or the history of South Lake County in particular, you can contact the Historical Society by going to their website at clermontvillage.org
; or by calling Dodie King, Historic Village manager, at 352-593-8496.
Their next monthly meeting is scheduled for 7 pm on Monday, March 10, in the Train Depot in the Historic Village.
Visit the Kern House and take a stroll through history at the unique Clermont Historic Village