Wedder Collection


Museum personnel Aidan Woodham and Terry Kline examine a collection of native central American artifacts today (2/25). The items were donated to the historical society by Kay Wedder some years ago.

Bridge collapse in 1939


In March 1939 a gasoline tanker truck was too much for the Boulevard bridge near what is now Schwettman Education Center. Just about everybody in town came to view the incident.

We have several photos of this, but this is a view we have not seen before, a photo donated to us by Basil Gaines.

Museum visitor


A visitor to the museum today (Feb. 4, 2017) was Basil Gaines (GHS ’67), son of a former Pasco County sheriff with the same name, who served in the 1960s and 1970s. Basil gave us some old photos and newspapaer clippings. He recalled that his father obtained the first helicopter for the sheriff’s department. His father and Archie Boyd went to Arizona to get the helicopter and drove it back to Pasco County on the back of a flatbed truck.