Heritage Village shares the legacy of Nelson Poynter | Arts & Culture
Largo, Florida -- Nelson Poynter (1903-1978) was the longtime editor and publisher of the St. Petersburg Times, presently the Tampa Bay Times. The character of the communities and institutions of which Poynter was a part - some of which he founded and developed - are reflective of Poynter’s lifetime of activism on behalf of causes he believed would protect or improve the lives of Americans.
On Sunday, Oct. 14, Walt E. Gordon will present “Nelson Poynter: His Legacy in the American Century.” The lecture will be held at 2 p.m. in the Pinellas Room of Heritage Village.
Gordon, a graduate student at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, will discuss Poynter’s contribution to the community as a journalist, concerned citizen and unabashed promoter of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County during the 20th century.
The presentation also evaluates Poynter’s civic engagement by shedding light on long-forgotten documents within Poynter’s personal papers and archives located at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
For more information, contact the Pinellas County Historical Society at (727) 582-2233.
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.