Jay Dobkin, 91, has retired three times and he now volunteers at Heritage Village. He shares his talents researching early county history and finding yard sales treasures to raise money for the Pinellas County Historical Society.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Speaking of History Lecture series continues at Heritage Village April 21 at 2 p.m. Get a glimpse of travel through Florida in the 1870s. The lecture will be in the Pinellas Room.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Heritage Village now has quick response (QR) codes to help visitors better understand the 21-acre living history museum
Heritage Village now has modern technology to help visitors better understand the 21-acre living history museum. Many of the museums buildings have quick response (QR) codes to provide visitors with information about the history of Pinellas County using their smartphones, according to a media release. The audio tours focus on the unique architecture of 18 of the 28 historical structures at Heritage Village, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "Whether it’s the impressive variation of a late Queen Anne style seen in the House of Seven Gables or the Adirondack Rustic style of the Safford Pavilion, visitors can better understand what makes these structures so unique and interesting," according to a media release. Check out the new technology …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Enjoy a day of folk music and festivities on Saturday at Heritage Village.
The Pinellas Folk Festival returns to Largo's Heritage Village Jan. 26. The one-day event features premier Tampa Bay area folk musicians sharing traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music. Musicians include St. Pete Shanties, the Keystone Gospel Group, Carmen Brandy, Juniper and the Native American Flute Circle. Alternating blue grass and folk jam sessions will keep the music playing throughout the event. Beyond the music, the festival features dancers, storytellers, model trains, traditional craft demonstrations and antique cars. The event's food court will sell a wide selection of food such as Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Indian fried bread, chicken platters, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and kettle corn. Want the news …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Carmen Brandy has been told she has what it takes to become a singing sensation. But she’s intent on doing it her way.
Talking to Carmen Brandy, it’s easy to forget she’s still a student at Safety Harbor Middle School. Her Tampa Bay performances included one this fall in Largo. Not only does the effervescent eighth grader speak with a maturity that belies her age, she has a clear understanding of what she wants to do when it comes to her burgeoning singing career. And if the fact that she writes her own songs, tackling mature topics like love and bullying, doesn’t convince you she’s wise beyond her years, perhaps her choice of musical idol will. “As an artist I really look up to Johnny Cash,” the 14-year-old says. “He’s an amazing singer and songwriter, and he’s conquered everything there is to conquer in life.” “That’s the kind of performer I’d like to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Enjoy holiday music, seasonal decorations, children's activities, a visit from Santa and more on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Celebrate Pinellas' Centennial with fishing, native plants, hands-on history and baseball.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Want to explore the early history of Pinellas County? Head to Heritage Village this month.
Heritage Village is the place to go in July for anyone interested in finding out all about inhabitants and surroundings of “old” Pinellas County. Children can take a jump back in time this summer with “Passport Adventures” at Heritage Village. Designed especially with summer camps, recreation groups and church groups in mind, these special tours include indoor and outdoor activities. Junior docent teens ages 12 to 17 deliver this fun, energetic program for groups of kids ages 4 to 11. Each child will create a toy from the past to take home. Bring picnic lunches and shop for souvenirs at the gift shop. After the tour, maps are provided for self-guided fun. This activity is available Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Pack Your Tent, Play Unplugged, Pow Wow, Pinellas Centennial, Play
1. Pack Your Tent. Enjoy a cookout, night hike, wildlife show, smore's, breakfast and more at Bonner Nature Park, (14444 143rd St. N.) The camping event begins Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Saturday morning. Cost is $10. All children must be accompanied by adults. 2. Play Unplugged. Largo's Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, becomes one huge play space for children to gather and use their imaginations on Saturday from 2 until 8 p.m. The park will be filled with hands-on games, discovery stations and recycled play environments. No video games, TV or computers at this event. There will be live entertainment and healthy food vendors. Play Unplugged is for children of ALL ages! 3. Pow Wow Festival. The Seminole Pow Wow started in 1967 and has …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Night at the Oscars, Clown Show, Florida African American Celebration, Health & Safety Fair, DOGA
1. Night at the Oscars. The Largo Community Center hosts "Night at the Oscars" by the Sunsation Show Chorus Saturday night at 7 p.m. The show will be in the state of art black box theatre. Cost is $8. 2. Clown Show. Watch and vote for your favorite clown at Saturday's clown competition at the Largo Community Center at 2 p.m. Cost is $3. The competition is part of Largo's Heart of Pinellas Festival. 3. Florida African American Heritage Celebration. This 13th annual celebration is Saturday at Heritage Village from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event includes music, art, hands-on activities, a step show extravaganza, a special exhibit on African American pioneers and more. 4. Health & Safety Fair. The Pinellas County Council PTA's 3rd Annual …