The public is invited to the Historic Village at 490 West Avenue and walk through Clermont's history with the South Lake County Historical Society.
The Village is home to a World War II Quonset Hut that the Historical Society has renovated and made into a World War II Museum. Items featured include uniforms from various services, photographs, military patches, and newspapers, as well as items our veterans collected in Europe and the Pacific during the war.
"If you are really lucky Charlie Konsler, a fighter pilot during the war, will be volunteering when you come to visit the Village and he will share his amazing stories with you," noted Society President Donna Digennaro.
The Historic Village is open every Friday from 1 to 3pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm. Tours of the Quonset Hut 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 and would like the opportunity to take an active part in ensuring Clermont's past is part of our future, you can contact the Historical Society by going to our website at clermontvillage.org; or by calling Dodie King, Historic Village manager, at 352-593-8496," DiGennaro added.
The Quonset Hut Museum at the Historic Village preserves South Lake County 's military past
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