The purpose of this website, the Face Book page, the Grover documentary, the biography and various other publications is to make Edwin Osgood Grover and his family known to a wider audience. Currently, the Grovers are remembered in Winter Park at Palm Cemetery, Grover Avenue, the Grover trail at Mead Garden, the Grover stone in the Walk of Fame at Rollins College, his plaque at the Olin library archives, and his collection of documents, also in the archives. And then there are the Grover houses on Osceola Avenue and Camellia. Of course, Mead Botanical Garden is the greatest legacy of Edwin Grover and Jack Connery to the citizens of Winter Park.
Jonathan Miller is working on a Grover room at the Olin library, and we hope that the new Winter Park Public Library at Martin Luther King Park will have a Mertie Graham Grover room in remembrance of her dedication to the education of African-American youngsters at the Welbourne Avenue Nursery, and as a tutor to Hannibal Square Grammar School children, as well as Edwin's effort to establish the Hannibal Square library.
If you have any memories personally or in your family of the Grovers and wish to contribute to this effort, please let us know. The contact form below allows you to send us an email effortlessly. Or post on the Grover Face Book page. We'd love to hear from you.
A project like this takes a lot of effort and time. If you are interested in contributing to the Grover project, please let us know. We try to acknowledge all our contributors and collaborators. If you have any documents pertaining to the Grovers or their time, please consider donating them to the Winter Park Historical Society, or the Winter Park Public Library archives, or the Rollins Olin Library archives. We'll be glad to assist you with the decision on where to place them.
Above all, visit these places: Mead Garden, Palm Cemetery, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, the Rollins Olin Library Archives. You'll be surprised by the things you discover, maybe not Groveriana, but other illustrious
citizens or relatives you were not aware of.
The EO Grover DVD
"The Business of Making Good"
is now available at the Winter Park History Museum, 200 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (North side of the Farmer's Market) (407) 647-2330)
and at the
Rollins College Miller Family Bookstore at 200 Fairbanks Avenue (407) 628-6303
This website is not affiliated with or supported by Rollins College.
Ed Gfeller 2016
Images, unless otherwise indicated, are Courtesy Olin Library Archives
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