County History Page
Historical Society's museum collections cover a broad range of
artifacts depicting the everyday activities and way of life in Clay
County during the past century.
The collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, tyewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living.
This display depicts an old country store with items ranging from hardware to ladies accessories;
the grocer's scales, cash register, and display counter.
Here is a reminder of the kitchen of a century ago -
complete with churn, wood cooking stove, loom, and kitchen and laundry implements and utensils.
In 1992, the Society acquired a railroad collection that had been
assembled by the late Bud Hess of Switzerand, Florida and brought
to Green Cove Springs. This extensive collection includes the highly
visible red caboose, an authentic station building, a crossing gate
and signals, many laterns and hundreds of other items.
In addition to the physical displays, there are many photos and documents relating to the Resort Era, when Green Cove Springs was a busting reort destination with its "medicinal" springs and grand hotels catering to the riverboat traffic.
Visit the Museum at 915 Walnut Street,
in the Historical Triangle
Walnut and Ferris (Hwy 16) Streets
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Sundays (except Holidays)
or for tours, by appointment.
Admission is FREE - Donations Appreciated
Contact the Historic Society at (904) 284-9644
Clay County Historical Society P.O. Box 1202 Green Cove Springs, FL 32043