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Heritage Village extends popular historical exhibit

Published:   |   Updated: December 18, 2013 at 04:58 PM

LARGO — Originally scheduled to close this month, the Viva Florida 500 - For God and Gold exhibit, sponsored by the Heritage Village,will be extended through May.
The popular exhibit is part of the Florida Department of State’s yearlong celebration to promote 500 years of Florida’s history, dating back to the 1513 arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon.  The display highlights the people, places and cultural achievements and milestones in American and Florida history.
The Heritage Village exhibit features reproduction weapons, nautical items, clothing, camp gear, religious items and other objects to tell the story of everyday life during the ocean crossing and the subsequent exploration and colonization of Florida. Created by local re-enactor Lester Dailey, the exhibit was most recently shown at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo.
The Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N., in Largo. For more information, call (727) 582-2123 or visit


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