About Us


Tues. through Thur. 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Researchers:  In order to best serve our patrons,  research at the library is by appointment only.   To make a research appointment with the archivist,  please email: archivist@myfloridahistory.org     Be sure to include details of your area of research, and when you would like to come in.   Appointments will be confirmed via return email.

Rossetter House Museum

Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens,

1320 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935:

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday                   10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Established in 1856, the Florida Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Florida's past through the collection and archival maintenance of historical documents and photographs, the publication of scholarly research on Florida history, and educating the public about Florida history through a variety of public history projects and programs, including:

  • Maintain an extensive archive at the Library of Florida History
  • Publish the Florida Historical Quarterly and books, fiction and nonfiction, through the Florida Historical Society Press
  • Manage the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens
  • Operate the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute
  • Produce "Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society" which airs on NPR stations throughout the state
  • Produce "Florida Frontiers Television" which airs on public television stations throughout the state
  • Publish Florida Frontiers Blog, which appears in Florida Today newspaper each week
  • Present the Florida Frontiers Festival, a celebration of Florida's diverse history & culture
  • Maintain a content rich web site at myfloridahistory.org, and a dynamic Facebook page at "Florida Historical Society."
  • Present the Annual Meeting and Symposium, held in a different Florida location in May each year featuring paper presentations, round table discussions, tours of historic sites, an awards luncheon, banquet, picnic, and more.
  • Our educational outreach projects and programs include active participation in events and festivals throughout the state, frequent public talks on a variety of subjects, workshops for teachers and students, history-based theatrical presentations, exhibits, and much more.

We are an independent, Member supported, 501c(3) not-for-profit organization.