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WHAT’S NEW: An interesting item donated to the museum by Edward and Patti Nixon, not yet put on display, is a chair from the old Moon Lake Lodge. Moon Lake Gardens and Dude Ranch was big before World War II. The lodge was burned down by an arsonist in 1996. A picture of the chair is here. You can see these chairs in use in an old hand-colored post card here.

The building which houses the Rao Musunuru M. D. Musem in Sims Park is now 100 years old. The WPHS celebrated its birthday on Aug. 29. Among those attending were three generations of descendants of Julie Obenreder, the first President of the WPHS. A picture is here. A picture showing board member Teri Abbott, honorary board member Dr. Rao Musunuru, and president Bob Langford is here. A picture showing Eddie Russ about to cut the birthday cake is here. An article at tbo.com is here.

The WPHS Board of Directors met on Aug. 19 to study changes being made to Sims Park that will affect the museum. The board came up with some requests to be made to the city. Two pictures are here and here. Our Board met again on Aug. 26 to finalize our request. A picture of Clay Colson, one of our board members, is here.

New Port Richey City Manager Debbie Manns was the guest at the WPHS board meeting on Aug. 5. She presented a proposed plan for Sims Park that would affect the museum. Two pictures are here and here.

Walt Casson recently donated an item to the WPHS. A picture is here. You can see the item at the bank here.

The June 2015 WPHS newsletter is available as a PDF file here. It will be mailed to members shortly.

Thank you, New Port Richey Rotary Club! The club has donated $500 to the West Pasco Historical Society! In this photo taken at the board meeting on March 4, WPHS President Bob Langford accepts the check from Evie Parks, secretary of the NPR Rotary Club.

In video clips, historian Jeff Cannon talks about the history of West Elfers Cemetery and East Elfers Cemetery and the Hudson Cemetery.

ABOUT US: About Us - News and Views of the Museum - The Beginning of the Museum - Membership Application - Our Newsletters

ARTICLES: Historical Timeline - Index of Names - Pine Hill (Obenreder) - Pine Hill (Burch) - Pine Hill Cemetery - New Port Richey Press - Recollections of Chester Wilcox - The Baker House - The Gazebo in Sims Park - Obituary Database - Obituary Images - Photos Then and Now - Queen of Peace Hall Dedication - Deciucies Photographs - Hudson Veterans Memorial (1981) - Old Timers’ Picnic (1978) - Moving the Catholic Church (2001) - Port Richey Historic Preservation Sunday (2006) - Veteran's Day (2006) - Martin Luther King Day (2007) - James E. Grey Preserve - First Mural - Second Mural - Third Mural - Fourth Mural - Fifth Mural - Bush Plaque in Sims Park - Photos by Lillian Kreps (1980s) - Eight Photos From 1924 - Other Resources

HISTORIC PHOTOSPHOTOS OF THE WPHSVIDEO CLIPS – See also more local history at fivay.org.

The West Pasco Historical Society web site is hosted by GulfCoast Networking, New Port Richey, Florida