The Mount Dora History Museum has two new collections on display. The first is two prom dresses from the 1950s. They are owned by the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Avery who lived on Ninth Avenue in Mount Dora. Mrs. Hazel Avery worked at Sally’s Dress Shop for many years. Sally’s Dress Shop occupied part of the building on Fifth Avenue that is now the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. The second collection contains evening wear accessories from the 1940s.
Over 400 people enjoyed the screenings of the new documentary, “On the Shores of Lake Dora,” in March. The film follows several key developments in the history of Mount Dora’s waterfront with insights from local citizens Shirley Grantham, Jefferson Ray III, and Brandon Wald. The documentarian is Matt Hyland, a graduate of Mount Dora High School and a University of Central Florida film student. DVDs of the documentary are on sale for $20 at the history museum.