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.
The West Pasco Historical Society is pleased to present a musical presentation by the group "Dixie Blue" at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015 beginning at 1:00 pm. The members of Dixie Blue, Lynn Brainard and Jeff Miller, will be singing and playing the guitar with music from our Civil War days, and songs popular among early Floridians. All members and the public are invited, and as always, there is no charge.
The guest speaker at the museum on Feb. 28 was Doug Brainard (picture), who has built a Centralia Garden Railroad at his home, based on the ghost town of Centralia in Hernando County. Centralia, like Fivay in Pasco County, had a large lumber mill in the early 20th century. His web site, which shows his railroad and has some history of Centralia, is centraliarailroad.com.
Feb. 14 Shantay Mines of the West Pasco African-American Club gave a presentation on "The Buffalo Soldiers and their Woman Soldier." Video is here. A picture of Mr. Mines with Dan Callaghan of the WPHS is here.
Deane Rink, a New Port Richey resident who has spent much time in Antarctica, was our guest speaker on Feb. 7. A picture of him is here.
The Nov. 2014 WPHS newsletter is available as a PDF file here.
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