Society Membership

We’d love to have you join our tradition!

At the Longwood Historic Society, we consider ourselves to have a father and mother. Our father is the Central Florida Society for Historic Preservation, founded in 1969. Its mission is to preserve our historic buildings, starting with the heroic efforts that saved the Bradlee-McIntyre House and Inside-Outside House in 1973.

We consider our mother 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 you to join us and help write the next chapter of our storied legacy!

What do we do?

People join the Longwood Historic Society for many reasons. Some join passively to support our cause, while others join to make friends. Some members are history nerds, and others are passionate about serving the community. No matter your reason or level of available commitment, we would love to have you!

  • General membership meetings are once per season (four times a year)
  • We put on various events during the year where you can optionally volunteer: Monster Dash 5K, Poker Tournament, Monthly Car Shows, 7-Foot Santa, Haunted History Tours, Carols & Cocoa, and more.
  • We always want to train more docents at the Bradlee-McIntyre House or give walking Historic District tours.
  • You can serve on the board of directors to help lead the society.
  • You can become a trustee and help us maintain our three historic buildings.
  • You can lead or join a committee if you have a particular area of interest.
  • Do you have an idea for a new initiative or fundraiser? Let’s partner and start a new committee!
  • You can help us with community outreach and social engagement.

Whatever your gifts and passion, you have a place here. We look forward to welcoming you!