The Gulfport History Museum introduces its newest member. Meg Camp is the museum’s new archivist and curator.
Pinellas County once had American Indian-themed attractions. Today, it portrays a more accurate Indian history of its earliest residents.
How Eckerd College’s campus recognizes Tampa Bay American Indian history for National American Indian Heritage Month.
If asked to name “pretty in pink” places from Pinellas history, locals frequently mention the fabled “Pink Streets” south of Pinellas Point Drive. Or, they talk about the fabulous stucco on the “Pink Palace,” the Don CeSar. These streets and hotel suites first appeared in the 1920s. However, the ruddy roads have a history that […]
Joey Vars knows more about Florida than anyone I’ve ever met. “Rocket launches are as quintessentially Floridian as oranges and mickey mouse,” Joey said. “Back in the day everyone used to have a whole citrus grove, but at this point, every Floridian should have a tree that they can claim as their own, it’s the Floridian dream. The Floridian way.”
More than 200 new Klan members were initiated along the beach during the early summer of 1924. Newspaper reports from the time claimed that a January 9, 1925 Klan ceremony at Pass-a-Grille “drew several thousand persons from St. Petersburg.” A month later, the Klan held a “naturalization ceremony” near the Pass-a-Grille Casino.
the May 20, 1906 celebration offered a chance for Black residents from throughout the region to gather for a large picnic at Veteran City, present-day Gulfport. The paper reported that “the crowds were very orderly and only one row occurred and the participants in that were speedily arrested by an officer.”
Drag Bingo, Juneteenth Celebration, and Ooza Palooza: Here’s your weekly list of Pinellas things to do June 15-21.
Part two of the Gabber’s special series on historic Bunce’s Pass near Fort De Soto, and the fugitive slaves and Indians who lived and worked there.
In this two-part series, we look at the history of Bunce’s Pass near Fort De Soto, and the fugitive slaves and Indians who lived and worked there.
The first Thanksgiving was in Massachusetts, right? Not so fast, say some Florida historians.