Step back in time

at Lilian Place!

History Winedowns are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Please join us for an interesting guest speaker each month! 

Sorry, due to covid safety guidelines at this time our winedowns

have been changed to a virtual winedown.   


So, get your favorite beverage and snacks

and join us for an entertaining virtual guest speaker. 

Or watch one of our past winedown events.


Usually our winedowns admission is $10.00, please help by donating today so we can continue to bring you interesting speakers each month!

August 19 Winedown

Historian Ed Siarkowicz President of the Flagler Historical Society presents

“Hewitt's Revolutionary War Sawmill and Dam.”

John Hewitt was an expert builder and contractor who arrived in St. Augustine before the American Revolution in 1768. He obtained a 1,000 acre property near Pellicer Creek in what is now Flagler County and shortly thereafter built a sophisticated water powered sawmill.

June 17th Winedown

Presentation by Ryan Lowry,

history researcher and artifact collector:

“Stalemate on Peleliu: A Forgotten Battle”


Hear the tale of Private John McEnroe who was a flamethrower sent to the Pacific front.  On September 15th, 1944, the stage was set for one of the most dramatic clashes between the United States and Japan. Within the first few days, nearly an entire U.S. Marine regiment would be decimated. Only after 74 days of combat on a coral island would the fighting finally come to an end

July 15th Winedown

Presentation by Ashley Andrews Lear, Professor of Humanities at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 

"Women of To-Morrow: The Social Activism of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow."


For Rawlings and Glasgow, the very act of writing as women was a political act.  Glasgow founded the Richmond SPCA and was a leading advocate for women's rights and the suffrage movement.  Rawlings was an avid conservationist and staunch defender of the Cracker community.  Both women were known for their progressive views on race relations, especially toward the end of their career. This presentation will examine where their activism converged and how it helped to form this important literary friendship.

May 20th Winedown

Presentation by Zach Zacharias,

Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach, Florida:

Early History of Tourism in Northeast Florida

Discover the roots of how Florida became one of the great tourist destinations in the world. Learn about the invalids, wealthy northerners, and sportsman all came to Florida not long after becoming a territory in 1821.

Please help us to continue to offer interesting speakers each month.  Donate today!

Like the presentations?  Show your support for future Lilian Place history events by donating now!  Donations appreciated!

Future Lilian Place History Winedowns may be held at Hotchkiss House, 1000 S Peninsula Dr, Daytona Beach, FL

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Sunday starting at 1pm You are invited to join us at Lilian Place for an entertaining livestream event!


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Lilian Place Heritage Center

1000 S. Peninsula Dr.

Daytona Beach, FL


Teas cancelled  until further notice.
Please check back for updates.

3rd Tuesday of each month from 2-4pm


You are invited to an afternoon tea!

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon Victorian tea with delicious food, scones with clotted cream, pastries, and “premier” teas!  Savor the Victorian Afternoon Tea Presentation, graciously served by attentive staff, which includes a freshly brewed tea, petite sandwiches and tasty desserts.

Plus a walk-thru tour of the 1884 Lilian Place museum

and a visit to our craft and gift shop!

Hotchkiss House

1000 S. Peninsula Dr.

Daytona Beach, FL


$20 plus tax per person


Sorry, Teas Cancelled until further notice.

Heritage Preservation Trust

Held at Hotchkiss House Cultural Event Center .

Or, take a tour of Lilian Place the 1884 museum!

1000 S Peninsula Dr,

Daytona Beach, FL

386-256-4810 for information

Please check back for future events!

SCHEDULE YOUR EVENT NOW - CALL 386-256-4810 or 386-212-3249

Held at Hotchkiss House Cultural Event Center .

Or, take a tour of Lilian Place the 1884 museum!

1000 S Peninsula Dr,

Daytona Beach, FL

386-256-4810 for information

Mailing Address:

Lilian Place Heritage Center

P.O. Box 1845

Daytona Beach, FL 32115-1845

Lilian Place Heritage Center

1000 South Peninsula Dr.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118



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