Advice from the Past

As part of celebrating Safety Harbor’s Centennial, the museum’s staff has been researching various aspects of our town’s history. One of the things that we have come across so far has been snippets of advice from the past straight out of the Safety Harbor Herald.

So, in honor of remembering our history, we present to you some words to live by according the Safety Harbor of yesterday!

For those of you ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, keep in mind that…

“Nature made the only moonshine fit to use.”

For those of you who may be planning adventures or maybe just tend to get into a little mischief, remember that…

“Money will buy a lot of things, but it can’t buy spare parts for your body that are as good as the original ones.”

…and strangely along the same lines…

“Compensation can never take the place of a perfectly good arm.”

But most importantly, remember not to take yourself too seriously because…

“All of us are fools – more or less, but some of us insist on proving it!”

This Advice from the Past was brought to you by the February 21st, 1930 edition of the Safety Harbor Herald.

Museum Gift Shop

Since it is already feeling like t-shirt weather, we figured that combining comfort and history was a great way to show our Safety Harbor pride! So, if you consider yourself a Safety Harbor Native, come dig into history with us and pick up the newest addition to the Museum’s Gift Shop!

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Showing your hometown pride during the Centennial has never been easier or more cozy!

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 727-724-1562!

Museum Gift Shop

Ever wanted to take a piece of Safety Harbor’s history home with you? Well, then the Safety Harbor Museum &  Cultural Center has you covered! We carry a variety of items from historic photo postcards, to calendars, books, jewelry, and historical reproductions for the history buff in your life.

Come on over and check us out! What better way to celebrate Safety Harbor’s Centennial than with a piece of history to call your own?

Museum Closure

Due to road closures for this weekend’s race, the Safety Harbor Museum will be closed on Saturday (2/4/2017).

We wish all of the runners and walkers good luck this weekend. Have fun!

Safety Harbor Memories

You might be surprised to find out how long some families have called Safety Harbor their home. You might be even more surprised to find out that it was the relatives of our friends and neighbors that built the town.

“My great grandfather, George Washington Campbell, as first mayor, rowed the boat across Tampa Bay to deliver ballots on election days. I thought him such a hardy and strong man for this that I named my son after him.”

Do you have a memory that you would like to share? If so, send it in an email to Lindsay Ogles at logles@cityofsafetyharbor.com or stop in at museum and tell us all about it. You can also submit your memory through our new form HERE.

We’ll feature your memory on the blog and you’ll help us keep the memories of Safety Harbor alive for future generations!

Safety Harbor Memories

It might be strange to think that some people miss the summer’s afternoon thunderstorms, but you would be hard pressed to find anyone who genuinely misses the destruction of some of our worst hurricanes.

“I remember the hurricane of ’69. We stayed home – Mom, brother, and I – my father was in the National Guard and had to patrol Clearwater Beach for looters. We had no electricity for 4 days. I remember the wind making a terrible howl and watching palm trees bend to the ground during the storm.”

Do you have a memory that you would like to share? If so, send it in an email to Lindsay Ogles at logles@cityofsafetyharbor.com or stop in at museum and tell us all about it. You can also submit your memory through our new form HERE.

We’ll feature your memory on the blog and you’ll help us keep the memories of Safety Harbor alive for future generations!

Safety Harbor Memories

You may have heard stories of people going to the springs for water. Some of you may have even heard about people going to the spa to collect water.

“We used to come to get sulfur water at the free well south of here before the spa had it capped off. We came several times each spring.”

Do you have a memory that you would like to share? If so, send it in an email to Lindsay Ogles at logles@cityofsafetyharbor.com or stop in at museum and tell us all about it. You can also submit your memory through our new form HERE.

We’ll feature your memory on the blog and you’ll help us keep the memories of Safety Harbor alive for future generations!

Digging Into History

Many people find themselves wondering what it would be like to have lived during different periods of history.

Well, for those of you who fall into that category, the museum has the perfect opportunity! We are embarking (tree pun intended) on our first living history project – an authentic dugout canoe crafted the old school way. That’s right! We will be building our very own dugout canoe on the museum grounds as a part of Safety Harbor’s Centennial Celebrations!

If you would like to join our team and help bring history to life with our dugout project, click HERE. We will get in touch with you about dates, times, and opportunities to help.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Have questions? Give us a call at 727-724-1562.