Visitor Etiquette and Photo Guidelines
For the enjoyment of all of our visitors, the protection of our historical resources and for your own safety, certain policies
must be in place. Professional and Commercial Photographers must register in the Visitor Center upon arrival. Please see our Visitor Etiquette and Photo Guidelines.
Speaking of History
History and Traditional Culture in Tarpon Springs
Sunday, Feb. 15 2:00 p.m.
Tarpon Springs is well known for its sponge docks, but its history has been made up of far more than a booming sponge harvesting industry. Dr. Tina Bucuvalas, curator of arts and historical resources for Tarpon Springs, will share information on Tarpon Springs’ history and culture.
Bucuvalas will focus on the rich cultural history of Tarpon Springs, along with its strong tradition of preserving historical resources. In addition to the historical districts downtown and along the famous sponge docks, a variety of architectural, cultural and ethnic traditions appear throughout the city and neighboring areas.
Passport Adventures - flyer
This summer Heritage Village is offering a “Passport Adventures” program for children ages 4-11. The two-hour hands-on history program is designed for summer camps, recreation, church and other groups. The sessions begin at 10:00 or 10:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, June 17-to Aug. 7.
The groups will spend time in the old Florida piney woods, touring historical houses, and participating in kid-friendly living history activities. Junior Docent teen volunteers will lead the tours. Adult chaperones and pre-registration are required. The fee is $3 per child. For more information, or to register for the program, call (727) 582-2125.
Junior Docent Volunteers
Each summer, teens from Pinellas County join the volunteer team at Heritage Village and are provided a special training session. Approved as a Bright Futures volunteer location, Heritage Village's Junior Docent Program encourages teens aged 12 - 17 to learn about local and Florida history by participating in the fun action packed Passport Adventures program. Teens provide historic house tours, demonstrate fun living history activities, play historic games, sing songs and much more.
Applications are now being accepted. Please email: email@example.com or call (727) 582-2125 for further information or to receive an application packet.
College Internships are now available at Heritage Village for summer 2015.
Turner Bungalow Restoration Project
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.
Boat Shop Fund Raising
Cruising into Coastal History
Heritage Village is seeking funds to construct a building patterned after the boat shops in which area boat builders practiced their craft in days gone by. This building will house vintage boats and other materials related to the county’s rich coastal history.
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