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WHAT’S NEW: The pages of the Jasmin Point Club Visitors Register, mostly late 1920s, can be viewed here. This is an item in our collection at the museum.

Our Oct. 2015 newsletter, which has been to members, is available here. It includes an article on the New Port Richey Hollywood era.

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.

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