Deane Rink, writer, producer, and project director, will show a video and speak about his adventures in Antarctica at the museum on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. The public is invited; there is no charge for admission. Rink produced the first live television broadcast from Antarctica. A photo of Mr. Rink at the geographic South Pole in Jan. 1995 is here.
A picture of our museum decorated with lights for Christmas taken on Dec. 15 is here.
The Nov. 2014 WPHS newsletter is available as a PDF file here. It will be mailed to members next week.
Please see our Facebook page for the some pictures from the Veteran’s March held Nov. 8.
Monday, Oct. 27, marked the 90th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of New Port Richey. The newspaper front page reporting on the incorporation is here. One of the 90th birthday events was our Friendly Kia trolley tour of some historic sites in New Port Richey. Some pictures we took from inside the Hacienda Hotel are on our Facebook page.
On Oct. 4 our cemetery tour visited three local historical cemeteries. In video clips, historian Jeff Cannon talks about the history of West Elfers Cemetery and East Elfers Cemetery and the Hudson Cemetery.
The museum is now open on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our guest speaker on Sept. 13 was State Rep. Amanda Murphy and another guest was New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe. Some pictures are on this page.
On August 2 Walt Casson donated a window from the old Methodist Church to the church. A photo is here.
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