Mr. Pierce holding his painting of the Historic Train Depot. Historical Society President, Jim Briggs and Vice President, Devon “Pete” Cole are seated in the background.
Local Architect and author, Mr. Pierce, also dabbles in watercolor painting. In 2008 he produced 3 renderings of buildings in Clermont. At the April 10th meeting of the South Lake County Historical Society, he donated copies of those paintings. They include the former bank (now home to the Herb Shop), City Hall, and the Train Depot which is located in the Historic Village and maintained by the Historical Society.
The South Lake County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the past for the future. Volunteers from the Society maintain the 7 buildings that are located in Clermont’s Historic Village (490 West Ave.) and conduct tours of the buildings every Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and every Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Admission to the Village is free but a $2.00 donation per adult is requested. Groups and individuals interested in a tour when the Village is not scheduled to be open should contact the Village manager, Roxanne Brown, at 352-593-8496 to make arrangements.
The South Lake County Historical Society meets on the second Monday of the month in the Depot at the Historic Village. The Board meeting starts at 6:00 PM and is followed by a presentation at 7:00 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 15th. All are welcome.