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.

Zzzzzzzz…

Now that the new year is upon us, it seems that everyone could use a little more sleep. Whether you are trying out life without caffeine, exercising more, or just can’t seem to relax, we invite you to enjoy Festival of Sleep Day. Created for people who would like to get a few more winks and relaxation after the holidays, this holiday reminds us of the importance of rest.

So grab a blanket, curl up, and catch some zzzz’s.

Take the time to rest up before the Centennial celebrations really get started!