A Celebration of Her Life will be held for Patricia Pfaff on Dec. 11, 2017. There will be a mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church at 11:30 a.m. followed by a reception at the Gulf Harbors Civic Center from 1 to 4 p.m.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Hernando-Pasco, 6807 Rowan Rd., New Port Richey, Florida 34653.
Pat had recently joined the Board of Directors of the West Pasco Historical Society. Her daughter Donna Dukat was not able to have a service earlier because of Hurricane Irma.
The Pasco County Commission recently voted to allocate $25,000 each to the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City and the Rao Musunuru, M. D., Museum and Library in New Port Richey. We will be using the money to improve our museum displays for the public. In the picture, taken on Nov. 25, 2017, Commissioner Ron Oakley presents a check for $25,000 to Bob Langford, President of the WPHS, and Dr. Musunuru, a benefactor to the WPHS and honorary board member. Mr. Oakley was the commissioner who proposed the funding for the two museums.
We’d like to congratulate one of our greeters at the museum, Lillian Kreps, for receiving this national award from the DAR today (Nov. 11, 2017). Lillian has been volunteering at the museum since before anyone can remember.
We are happy to announce the publication this week of a new book on the history of New Port Richey by one of our board members, Brian Schmit.
Mr. Schmit will speak at the museum on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m. and the public is invited. He will talk about what he has discovered in researching the history of New Port Richey and show some pictures from the book. He will also answer questions about the history of New Port Richey.
Mr. Schmit is a recently-retired history teacher, who has taught at Gulf and Dunedin high schools and Seven Springs and Chasco middle schools. He has been a resident of New Port Richey for 13 years.
We believe the book is the best history of New Port Richey ever published. It is titled Glory Days, and concentrates on the 1920s period, but the book does cover the history of the town from its founding until today.
The book is soft-cover, 172 pages, and will sell for $14.95. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the museum on Nov. 25 and afterwards. It will also be available online soon.
We hope to see you at the museum in Sims Park on Nov. 25 for this most interesting presentation!