The new year of 2020 delivered good news for the members and friends of the Levy
County Historical Society. President Toni Collins negotiated the purchase of the historic
Henry and Rilla White Youth Foundation building located in Bronson, Florida. Through the
generosity of the White's grandson, William "Bill" Schossler, the Historical Society became
the proud owners of the property pictured above at 4:00 PM on December 31, 2019.
Many Bronson residents remember when the two-story building was built by the
White Family in 1950 and served the community as a grocery store until 1988. In honor of
his maternal grandparents, Bill founded the White Youth Foundation in 1992 and utilized the
building as the headquarters. Bill served as the CEO until his retirement in 2013.
Collins admitted she has had her eye on the building for eight years and looks forward
to the official opening.. Currently, the first floor is being renovated to remove walls and open
up a room to be used for workshops, displays, and speakers. The two-five room suites on the
second floor will be established as the Levy County Historical Museum.
The Society's Board of Directors plans to apply for grants and present fund raising
events to provide computers and copiers for patrons. Volunteers will assist individuals who
seek to learn more about the history of Levy and other Florida counties and also research
their family history.
The Society headquarters will set aside one wall which will be designated as the
LEVY COUNTY PIONEER wall. Persons interested in having their family names
permanently entered on the wall should contact Toni Collins at email@example.com
or call (352) 490-5636 for details.
The Levy County organization was formed in August 2006. The purpose of the
organization is to promote the study of history, to share research resources and skills, to
encourage community awareness of our past, and to create an enthusiastic atmosphere for
individual accomplishments in family research.
Historical Society activities will be posted on this website. Visit us often!
firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 490-5636.
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