Heritage Village Lands in Top-Five Listing
Heritage Village recently earned a prestigious designation as one of the top five living history museums in Florida. This honor was announced in the Summer 2009 issue of the nationally renowned American Heritage magazine. The distinction was highlighted in the magazine’s Guide to Historic Sites in Florida special section.
Heritage Village’s selection was based on extensive research, travel reviews and a thorough review of Heritage Village’s accessible and comprehensive website. “When making a travel guide, we look for what we think visitors would be interested in, mainly keeping American history alive and relevant, which is why Heritage Village seemed to be a perfect fit for our living history museums section,” Ellen Meltzer, associate publisher for American Heritage Publishing, wrote in an e-mail.
Other Florida living history museums taking their places with Heritage Village in the guide were the Colonial Spanish Quarter, Dudley Farm Hist oric State Park, Historic Pensacola Village and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farm Yard.
The guide also offered Florida’s top five destinations in the categories of family-friendly history sites, forts and battlefields, famous homes and historic buildings, aviation and space history sites, Spanish colonial sites and Native American sites.
Heritage Village, operated by Pinellas County government, is a 21-acre living history museum that brings to life more than 150 years of rich and colorful history in a picturesque landscape of palmettos and pine trees. More than 25 buildings and structures are restored, authentic and full of fun.
Heritage Village is located in the heart of Pinellas County at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo and is adjacent to Pinellas County Extension and the Florida Botanical Gardens. For more information, contact Heritage Village at (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage.
Events and programs at Heritage Village are financed in part with Historical Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.
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