At the museum today: Brian Schmit, who is writing a book about the early days in New Port Richey, Frances Clark Mallett, Walter Mallett, and son Vic Mallett. Brian interviewed Frances and Walter for his book. July 29, 2016. A video clip of the interview is here.
We just received the photo above, from the 1940s, showing River’s End Cottage Apartments and Motel on U. S. 19. The photo is by Ted Lagerberg. The aerial view below shows where this was located.
Two views of Main Street. The old picture, by Angelo Deciucies, is from about 1959. The newer photo was taken on July 17, 2016.
Check out the West Pasco Historical Society July 2016 newsletter, which will soon be mailed to our members. It has an article on the Hudson family, an article on Maxine Clayton, and a member profile of our own President, Bob Langford. It is a PDF file here.
Here’s an article from a newspaper of May 18, 1970, which we recently posted on our Facebook page. It got lots of shares and comments, so we’re posting it here on our web site also here.
JoAnn Marie (Spencer) Hettel, Gulf High School Class of 1955, died on June 9, 2016. She was 78 years old. She hosted a popular cooking show on New Port Richey radio station WGUL.
At the museum tonight (6/8) Bob Hubach shows Teri Abbott how to edit our membership database. This picture was taken in the museum library. The library is a room that was added on to our building in 1992. The rest of the building dates to 1915, when it was built to be a schoolhouse.
A small collection of old envelopes and post cards with early Pasco County postmarks is here. Most of these were provided by Jack Malarkey.
Jack Malarkey of Crystal Springs was a visitor to the museum today (5/21). He brought some old post cards for us to scan and allowed us to photograph some postal history items. He is the author of a recently published postal history of Trilby in eastern Pasco County.
His Pasco County collection can be viewed here.
Don and Diane Faulkner were greeters at the museum today (5/21).