Heritage Village features summer events | Arts & Culture
Heritage Village is the destination for county historical enthusiasts all year long, especially this year when Pinellas County celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence from Hillsborough County.
“Pinellas by the Decades” is an engaging series of multidisciplinary lectures held one Sunday a month at 2 p.m. On Sunday, June 10, the lecture focuses on the 1982 to 1991 decade when many new bridges, physical and social, spanned the county and across Tampa Bay. The new Sunshine Skyway and the Bayside bridges promoted regional connections, while the pursuit of a major league baseball franchise sparked lively debates.
At the Saturday, June 16 Antique Appraisal Fair, local experts will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist citizens in placing prices on treasures. This fundraising event, presented by the Pinellas County Historical Society, will support Heritage Village. Those attending will have the opportunity to obtain an approximate appraisal on items they may consider family heirlooms. There will be a cost of $5 per item or $12 for three items.
Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus.
Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays. For more information on Heritage Village, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage or call (727) 582-2123.