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A beautiful video about the old Elfers school is here.

Pictures from the 2015 Chasco boat parade are here.

The 1959, 1960, and 1965 Gulf High School yearbooks have been uploaded to this page.

Nadine Robbins and Dottie Cleaves (photo) were visitors to the museum on March 28 and generously donated some old photographs of New Port Richey and Gulf High School, which are currently being added to our historic photos (link at the bottom of this page). Their grandmother taught music at Gulf High School beginning in 1924.

Thank you, New Port Richey Rotary Club! The club has donated $500 to the West Pasco Historical Society! In this photo taken at the board meeting on March 4, WPHS President Bob Langford accepts the check from Evie Parks, secretary of the NPR Rotary Club.

The guest speaker at the museum on Feb. 28 was Doug Brainard (picture), who has built a Centralia Garden Railroad at his home, based on the ghost town of Centralia in Hernando County. Centralia, like Fivay in Pasco County, had a large lumber mill in the early 20th century. His web site, which shows his railroad and has some history of Centralia, is centraliarailroad.com.

Feb. 14 Shantay Mines of the West Pasco African-American Club gave a presentation on "The Buffalo Soldiers and their Woman Soldier." Video is here. A picture of Mr. Mines with Dan Callaghan of the WPHS is here.

Deane Rink, a New Port Richey resident who has spent much time in Antarctica, was our guest speaker on Feb. 7. A picture of him is here.

The Nov. 2014 WPHS newsletter is available as a PDF file here.

ABOUT US: About Us - News and Views of the Museum - The Beginning of the Museum - Membership Application - Our Newsletters

ARTICLES: Historical Timeline - Index of Names - Pine Hill (Obenreder) - Pine Hill (Burch) - Pine Hill Cemetery - New Port Richey Press - Recollections of Chester Wilcox - The Baker House - The Gazebo in Sims Park - Obituary Database - Obituary Images - Photos Then and Now - Queen of Peace Hall Dedication - Deciucies Photographs - Hudson Veterans Memorial (1981) - Old Timers’ Picnic (1978) - Moving the Catholic Church (2001) - Port Richey Historic Preservation Sunday (2006) - Veteran's Day (2006) - Martin Luther King Day (2007) - James E. Grey Preserve - First Mural - Second Mural - Third Mural - Fourth Mural - Fifth Mural - Bush Plaque in Sims Park - Photos by Lillian Kreps (1980s) - Eight Photos From 1924 - Other Resources

HISTORIC PHOTOSPHOTOS OF THE WPHSVIDEO CLIPS – See also more local history at fivay.org.

The West Pasco Historical Society web site is hosted by GulfCoast Networking, New Port Richey, Florida