Visit the 21-acre living history museum located in the heart of Pinellas County. The natural pine and palmetto landscape features some of Pinellas County's most historic buildings.
Explore 33 historic attractions, including a variety of historic homes, general store, railroad depot, two schools, church, and more!
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Speaking of History Lecture Series
Various Dates - see below
Held in the Pinellas Room
February 18, 2018 - The Twenty Ghosts of the Belleview-Biltmore Hotel
Presented by BonSue Brandvik
When author BonSue Brandvik began hosting a website to follow both the renovation of the Belleview Biltmore hotel and her attempts to write novels with storylines that take place at the hotel, she began to attract a fan-base of persons who share her love of the historic hotel. Although BonSue only intended to use spirits as a way of demonstrating the wisdom and courage of women who lived in the past, people who had stayed or worked at the hotel often wrote to her, relating personal stories about what they believed were interactions with the paranormal at the hotel. Over time, she realized some people, who were strangers to one-another, provided identical reports about paranormal encounters. In this presentation, BonSue discusses stories of twenty identical encounters, told to her by at least two people who didn’t know anyone else experienced the same phenomenon.
March 18, 2018 - Tampa Bay Shipwrecks of the Civil War
Presented by Jeff Moates
The maritime battles of the Civil War employed a greater diversity of ships than any previous sustained naval action. This presentation illustrates this aspect and highlights a few examples of Civil War-related shipwrecks in the Tampa Bay area.
April 15, 2018 - The McMullen Letters
Presented by Elizabeth Brincklow.
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