Heritage Village is an open air living history museum and is funded by Pinellas County residents and visitors alike. As new special houses of our past are brought to Heritage Village, we are always looking for help in the way of donations to help cover the costs of relocations, restoring and maintenance of the buildings, along with some special projects.
The Turner bungalow was moved from 801 S. Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater to Heritage Village in January 2014. The historic structure was the home of Alfred Cleveland and Amber Clark Turner and remained in the family throughout its history. The 1915 home is of the distinct Florida vernacular bungalow style of that time period. Heritage Village is seeking donations to restore and preserve the historic value of the structure, providing visitors the opportunity to enjoy and learn from this important piece of Clearwater’s history and the history of Florida vernacular architecture.
Help preserve Pinellas County’s Historical Home.
Take a seat at Heritage Village and mark your place in history. Green benches dot the landscape at Heritage Village. They were designed in the spirit of those once-popular benches in downtown St. Petersburg. The benches at Heritage Village provide a place to rest while strolling the winding paths among the historic buildings; to chat about the exciting and interesting things you see; to enjoy performances at stages during festivals; and to contemplate in this special environment.
You can help preserve this wonderful vestige of our past by becoming a Green Bench Supporter. Your $500 Green Bench contribution will help support the ongoing restoration and interpretation of our historic structures and a plaque on a bench, plus a prominently displayed recognition sign will be a visual expression of your commitment to preserving our past for future generations.
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Help build the Archives & Library, one book at a time.
The Heritage Village Archives & Library provides answers to at least 100 research requests each month, by phone, e-mail, letters and appointments.
To keep up with the demand for information, the Pinellas County Historical Society developed a program to help supplement this 3500-volume library.
You can help the Heritage Village Archives & Library continue to grow and offer a wealth of county and Florida historical resources by making a minimum contribution of $50 for a book to be purchased in memory or in honor of someone special to you or to celebrate a milestone event. Recognition of your gift will appear on a nameplate inside the book and will be noted in a leather-bound book displayed in the archives & Library.