Jim Daniels and Jeriah Sykes of Microimaging Source were at the museum on June 20, boxing up old issues of the New Port Richey Press for digitization. Earlier this year, the historical society arranged to have the company digitize our oldest newspapers, the ones on microfilm, from 1918 to 1947. The New Port Richey Public Library has decided to fund the digitization of the remaining newspapers, which are at the museum (1948-1955) and the city library (1956-1979). The New Port Richey Public Library will make available on the Internet the entire run of the newspaper from 1918 to 1979.
Here’s a rather obscure item, but perhaps some will be interested. It is the New Port Richey Volunteer Fire Department log of fire calls from 1927 to 1949. Thanks to Adam Darling and Scott Burford for making this book available to us. A few pages seem to be missing. Each entry goes across the left and right pages, which are photographed separately, in order. You can download a page by clicking on the down arrow in the lower right corner and you can download all of the pictures into a ZIP file by clicking on the down arrow at the top of the opening page. The link is here.
Stephen Perenich was a visitor to the museum on June 9, 2018. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for U. S. representative from District 12, a position currently held by Gus Bilirakis. Mr. Perenich grew up in Tarpon Springs. (Note: any other candidates for this office who visit the museum will also receive a mention on our Facebook page and web site!)
Our own Terry Kline, who is the museum administrator, was the speaker at a meeting of the West Pasco Historical Society today (6/9). He gave a most interesting presentation on the topic “The True Story of the Florida Native Americans and Chasco.”
Photo above: New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe swore in the new board members and officers of the West Pasco Historical Society at the meeting on June 9. Photo by Kayla Kuni.
Photo above: Jeff Miller was named an Honorary Member of the West Pasco Historical Society at the meeting today. Pictured with him are David Prace, past president of the WPHS and Bob Langford, current president. Jeff (on the right) is the digital archivist and librarian for the historical society and maintains the web site and Facebook page of the WPHS, along with a web site about Pasco County history at http://fivay.org/. Previous Honorary Members named during the historical society’s history are Julie Obenreder, Norma Nelson, Sheila and Alan Parry, Dorothy Acey, Jessie C. Hyde, Harry Hall, Sam Eaton, Edie Hempel, Frances Mallett, George Brandli, Audrey O’Neil, Elsie Coy, Terry Kline, David Prace, Dannee Brooks, and Midge London-Prace. Photo by Ann Rusaw James.
Richard Michaels of Hudson was a visitor to the museum on June 8, 2018. He donated this framed aerial view of Hudson, which he estimates might be about 20 years old. Thanks, Richard!