Open Hours: Mon - Thur 7:00 am - 5:30 pm & Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Museum Location:
520 East 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771

9 AM – 5 PM

Join the Sanford Museum’s Friend Organization, the Sanford Historical Society

  • The Sanford Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster interest in the history of Sanford.
  • The society provides volunteers and raises money for the Sanford Museum.
  • The society meets the on the fourth Thursday of alternate months beginning in January.
  • Meetings include a program on local history presented by local authors, and historians.
  • Members will receive the bimonthly newsletter of the The Sanford Journal.
  • To learn more please follow on Facebook

Join the Sanford Museum’s Advisory Board

The Sanford Museum Advisory Board is empowered and directed to recommend on behalf of the City, ways and means of acquiring and providing for the security, safekeeping, and display of antiques, books, papers, paintings, and other similar possession of Henry Shelton Sanford, the founder of the City of Sanford, Florida, together with any other memorabilia or artifacts of historic significance to the City, which in the opinion of the Board, would be of interest to the citizens of the City, now and in the future.

  • The Board shall create overall policy for the Sanford Museum and make recommendations for changes to such policies to the City Commission. 
  • The Board is further charged with the responsibility of encouraging citizen groups to participate in museum activities that enhance the community’s awareness of history. 
  • The Board has two working groups that help the Sanford Museum:
    1. The Marketing Working Group, which recommends and formulates ideas of how to market and brand the museum to the public.
    2. The Collections Working Group, which helps the Sanford Museum choose which artifacts are accessioned into the museum’s collection.
Monday June 3
Wednesday June 19
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Historic Preservation Board
Monday June 24
Tuesday June 25
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Public Art Commission
Tuesday July 2
9:00 am - 11:00 am Special Events Review Committee
Wednesday July 3
Thursday July 4
10:00 am - 11:00 am Planning and Zoning Commission
Monday July 8
Tuesday July 9
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDBG Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday July 10
9:00 am - 10:00 am Special Magistrate Meeting
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300 N Park Ave
Sanford FL, 32771

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thur:  7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fri:  8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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