Mr. Edward Miner's exhibit of Early Apopka artifacts at the 1968 Folk Festival in Apopka inspired the formation of an Historical Society. He obtained forms for incorporation and secured the use of 3 rooms in the former school building that had become Apopka City Hall. An amateur archaeological group from the Central Florida Anthropological Society, then exploring at Lake Apopka, agreed to provide exhibits of prehistoric life in the area. The public request for background for exhibit cases brought response from five well qualified artists , new residents to Apopka, who volunteered their talents and created a pictured story of Apopka history. The society's philosophy remains: The past is my heritage; the present is my responsibility; the future is my challenge.