At the Longwood Historic Society, we consider ourselves to have a father and mother. Our father is the Central Florida Society for Historic Preservation, which was founded in 1969. Its mission has always been preserving our historic buildings, starting with the heroic efforts that saved the Bradlee-McIntyre House and Inside-Outside House in 1973.
We consider our mother to be the Longwood Civic League and Woman’s Club, founded in 1914, whose building is now our headquarters (Civic Center). These women improved the lives of everyone in town with early street lighting and paving, opening a library, hosting events, and countless other community-building activities.
Our members continue both of those traditions today. We’d love to have you join and help write the next chapter of our storied legacy!