First settled in 1843 along the McKay Creek
Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Largo Area Historical Society
July 4, 1947 Happy Independence Day
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The Largo Area Historical Society is located in beautiful Largo Central Park at the Historic Largo Feed Store
President Don Forehand and wife Barb invite you to our next Historical Society Meeting on Monday, April 11 at 6:30 PM. Call Don for details at 727-709-7382.
Our next Meeting is on Monday, June 13th at 6:30 PM
June 13 is our annual indoor picnic where we celebrate the end of the season. No meeting again until Monday September 12. At the June meeting Society Chefs will prepare hamburgers, hot dogs and brats….the membership brings salads and veggies….come join the fun and great fellowship.
What a really great meeting we had on Monday, May 9th.
Largo Fire Rescue Chief Shelby Willis visited with the Society telling us about her Department and the many duties of LFD. With Chief Willis was LFD Public Educator, Summer Mahr. Everyone in attendance liked this program….you could tell by how many questions were asked. Good Job Chief.
Summer Mahr Left and Fire Chief Shelby Willis speaking
Surprise guest to our May meeting was Largo Mayor Woody Brown! Thanks Mayor for coming by.
Chief Willis, Summer Mahr and Largo Mayor Woody Brown.
WHAT A SUCCESS, THE 2016 CRACKER SUPPER….EVERYONE ENJOYS THE FUN
Twenty five members from the Largo High School Class of 1962 celebrate winning the “Winners Trophy’ for the class having the most attend the Supper. This is the fifth year in a row the Class of 1962 has won the award.
CONGRADULATIONS CLASS OF 1962
Part of the large crowd that attended the 2016 Cracker Supper.
Special Friends coming together at the Cracker Supper, that’s what makes it so special
What Makes Largo So Special
Stroll through the park on a sunny day in Largo
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Welcome to the Largo Area Historical Society website. We thank you for visiting us and trust your
stay will be both pleasant and educational.
Chartered under Florida laws on October 17, 1973, the Largo Area Historical Society is a
non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster the appreciation and understanding of Largo’s
rich historical heritage by providing education, research, and preservation of historically significant places, documents and items.
The Society meets on the second Monday of each month* at the historic Feed Store located at 295
Central Park Drive behind the Largo Cultural Center. A pot-luck supper begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by guest speakers and a business meeting. We extend a warm invitation for all to join us for some old-fashioned fellowship.
On the first Saturday of each month,* the Society opens the Feed Store to the general public from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. We invite you to view our displays of historical photos and memorabilia. Come sit a spell in our old-fashioned rockers and chat with our historians about Largo’s past.
* excluding July and August