Doug Sanders will be our next speaker, on March 9

Our next speaker at the museum is Doug Sanders, the history writer for The Laker-Lutz News, a former city planner for Dade City, and a former news director of WDCF radio station in Dade City. He will ask and answer some questions about Pasco County history that you may not know about. At what venue in Pasco County did B. B. King, Ray Charles, and James Brown perform? Did Calvin Coolidge have lunch in Dade City? What man from Atlanta brought the first railroad to Pasco County? What actor who appeared on the Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, and the Dick Van Dyke Show was born in Dade City? Where was the last Indian attack on a settler’s homestead east of the Mississippi River? Does a Dade City woman have a document signed by Abraham Lincoln? To learn about these topics and more, join us on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. at the museum in Sims Park. There is no charge for admission.

Thomas Weightman will be our guest speaker on Feb. 16

Our speaker at the museum on Feb. 16 will be Thomas E. Weightman, a former Pasco County Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Weightman was a teacher and assistant principal, head basketball coach, assistant football coach, and athletic director at Gulf High School. He served as principal of Gulf High School. He is a 1953 graduate of Pasco High School, where he quarterbacked the football team in his junior and senior years. He will no doubt have lots of interesting stories to tell from his notable career. There is no charge for admission.