Floral City, Florida
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library, Park
Heritage Hall Museum & Museum "Country" Store are located in the renovated Old Fire Station, which was vacated by the county in 2000. Initially opened only during Floral City Heritage Days (annually on the first Saturday of December and preceding Friday night), Heritage Hall was redesigned in 2009 and opened weekly every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Florida City, Florida
History, Historic House, Historical Society
Built in 1904 as the Florida East Coast Railroad's station agent house in Homestead, the Florida Pioneer Museum focuses on the early settlers of South Dade County. It has displays of photographs and artifacts from the early 20th century, a well-equipped kitchen and displays on Native Americans and the Florida East Coast Railroad, among others.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Archaeology, Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military
The story of the New River is as old as the Everglades. It was home to the Tequesta People from prehistoric time. Later is was a refuge for the Seminole People. Even though it was claimed by Ponce De Leon for his King in 1513, it remained virtually untouched by the modern world until the late 1800s. Fort Lauderdale Historical Society operates 3 museums and a research library on the banks of the New River.
Saint Augustine, Florida
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historical Society, Military, Park
Fort Mose is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African American community. In 1693 King Charles II of Spain issued a royal proclamation offering freedom to all male and female slaves in exchange for their conversion to the Catholic religion and service to the Crown.