Historian to Focus on Seminole in Talk
“Images of Seminole” is part of Pinellas County’s free “Speaking of History” lecture series.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Incorporated in 1970, Seminole may be the youngest municipality in Pinellas County, but the area has a rich history of settlement since the late 19th century.
Agricultural enterprises and citrus groves predominated in the region before World War II. Suburban developments sprouted during the 1950s as rows of ranch homes supplanted orange trees.
As part of the Speaking of History free lecture series, historian Jim Schnur will retrace the history of the greater Seminole area from the late 1800s through the new millennium. The lecture, Images of Seminole, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (March 13) in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village.
A native and lifelong resident of Pinellas County, Schnur serves as a member of the Pinellas County Historical Commission, as the special collections librarian at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and as an adjunct instructor of history at Eckerd College. Speaking of History is a series that is presented the second Sunday of each month from October to April at at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N in Largo. The video of the hour-long lecture is posted online each month and televised on PCC-TV, on Bright House 637, WOW! 18 and Verizon 44.
Heritage Village is a living history museum that brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 29 authentic buildings and structures and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Heritage Village has Wi-Fi availability. Heritage Village is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays.
For information about Heritage Village, go to pinellascounty.org.
Photograph courtesy of Pinellas County.
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