Help keep us open and bring our full staff back!

Running a top-notch historical village museum is not cheap...

The reality is that we struggle with a funding gap every summer. Ever since the recession in 2008 - 2009 when Volusia County Schools discontinued funding for second grade field trips and two full-time staff members.

The real truth is that initiatives to increase wages, provide health insurance for staff members and improve our facilities are but pipe dreams if we do not become fully funded.

Now with the Covid-19 closures we face even greater challenges. Our main revenues come from field trips and festivals. With schools closed for the remainder of the school year and public gatherings limited for an uncertain amount of time, we have to rely on our friends and supporters like you to help us make it through.

The great news is we have raised over $40,000 so far with our Fund the Gap 2020 campaign. We are very grateful to all of you who donated!

But even with this remarkable success—when still need individual donation support to remain open and bring our full staff back to work—we know we cannot make ends meet from walk-in visitors alone.

Your contributions now will help us survive through the summer and help us to get ready for our big festival in November.

We realize that many are not in a position right now to help but for those of you that can we say thanks for generous your support!

Click on the image below to learn exactly what some of our operating costs are.

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Also you may like this short story it's about a Five Minute Read -

The Red Hand Dipped Candles

Stay safe and be well,


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Barberville, Florida 32105


Phone: 386-749-2959
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