Advice from the Past

Since we are officially enjoying “spring” in Safety Harbor, the Safety Harbor Museum thought it might be a good time to reach out to all of our green thumbs. So, for this edition of Advice from the Past, we present you with Farm Notes from Safety Harbor’s storied Safety Harbor Herald.

Although the paper’s Farm Notes section provides many pragmatic reminders such as…

“Onions require cool, dry storage.”

…it also reminds us about some of the little things that tend to slip our mind from time to time.

“A good time to clean out the hen-house is right now while you are thinking about it.”

It also provides farmers and gardeners with advice for being responsible tillers of the earth. After all, we can’t forget that…

“Soil should be regarded as a checking account – it must be added to if it is checked against.”

Furthermore, it reminds everyone about personal responsibility and minding their own business with the timeless adage that…

“While we are doing something about everything else, why not try our hands at cleaning up the fence rows on our own farms?”

…or perhaps it was something about not throwing stones in glass houses…

Just the same, remember not to let the past erode away with your crops this season! Come see us at the Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center to learn more about Safety Harbor’s past and centennial year!

This Advice from the Past was brought to you by the January 10th, 1930 edition of the Safety Harbor Herald.

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!


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!