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Learn about New Port Richey ‘Glory Days’ History May 18

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on April 23, 2018

The Pasco County Historical Society will be meeting  at 7:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, in Dade City, Florida 33523. Guests are welcome and meetings are free.

Brian Schmit, author of Glory Days: The History of New Port Richey, Florida will be the program speaker for the regular meeting of the Pasco County Historical Society on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Brian Schmit, Author of the book, Glory Days, which features the history of New Port Richey Florida.

His book tells the true story of what occurred in the early years of New Port Richey.

What actually happened in this little Florida town was magical. In the height of the roaring twenties, nearly one in ten residents boasted fame and fortune. The founding fathers made a valiant effort to create the “Hollywood of the East.” These dreams came to a perilous end with the stock market crash of 1929. Nearly a century later their stories unfold to keep alive the memory of New Port Richey’s glory days.)

Brian Schmit is the author of Glory Days, A Friend of America, and Aide-de-Camp. He has a degree in American History from the University of Minnesota, along with certification in secondary education from Augsburg College. He has been teaching for over twenty-five years, at the secondary and collegiate level, and has coached track & field. He currently is on the board of the West Pasco Historical Society where he does historical tours of the museum and the city of New Port Richey. He is also a docent for West Pasco Historical Museum and The Henry Plant Museum.

All books are published under Brian’s own publishing company, Yankee Doodle Press.

DINNER:      Covered-Dish

A covered-dish dinner precedes the program, so bring something special to share.  Please bring your own cutlery for your personal use, disposable plate(s), and your beverage of choice.  Also bring disposable serving utensils and serving plates, unless your permanent utensils and platters are clearly marked for easy identification

DIRECTIONS: 1.3 Miles North of Historic Downtown Dade City

At the corner of US 301 and Museum Road, turn east onto Museum Road and cross the railroad tracks.  Go north (left) to Lemack Road to gate 4 turn right to the Mabel Jordan barn parking lot.

CONTACT: Madonna J. Wise, Secretary/Past President at (813) 782-0246 or cell 813.469.8627, Email: [email protected]

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