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We welcome you to the Official Web Site of the Largo Area Historical Society. Modern day Largo was first settled way back in 1843 when the three McKay Brothers settled along the creek that would be named for them, McKay Creek. Captain Lowe came in 1859 and built a settlement store called Lowe’s Landings. In 1888 the railroad came to Largo and the citrus and cattle business started to boom.  Today, Largo is the 4th largest city in the Tampa Bay Metro area with an estimated population over 82,000. 

Thanks to all who supported the Annual Largo Area Historical Society Garage Sale. The sale was a great success. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all our members who worked so hard to make this event a success!

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The Garage Sale working CREW…they made it happen.   The Historic Old Feed Store stands ready for the crowds before the doors open for the annual Garage Sale.

 May 8, 2017 Meeting of the

Largo Area Historical Society

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You will not want to miss our May 8th Meeting. A Special Agent from the U. S. Secret Service Office in Tampa will be our guest speaker.

Pot luck supper at 6:30 PM, Speaker at 7:15….this will be a full house, come early to get a good seat.

2017, another successful Cracker Supper! A large crowd came out to support the Largo Area Historical Society. Over 300 attended, sharing the fellowship and fun.

Congratulations to the LHS Class of 1964 for winning the 2017 Cracker Supper Attendance Award. Great job “64”.

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The LHS Class of 1962 was awarded a FIVE YEAR trophy for the best attended Class for five straight years, 2012 – 2016. What a really great effort Class of 1962.

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Jim Kramer proudly displays 5 year trophy

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Ted Signor, our MC and host for the evening.

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Watch this site for full photo coverage the week of March 20.

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Our thanks to the 2017 Cracker Girls, Jean, Sarah and Joan for the fine job this year!!

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A full display of Largo Historical Society items for sale will be available at the 2017 Cracker Supper. A good time to get those “special” Birthday and Easter Gifts.

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Please remember in your thoughts and prayers all the members of the Society, and especially those who are Ill.

 

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Thank you Jim Kramer for sharing your new DVD Video, Pages of Our Life. Everyone Really enjoyed it.

 

Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Largo Area Historical Society

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       Brad Finkbiner, Principal of LHS                          Deborah Clark, Pinellas County

                                                                                                   Supervisor of Elections

Two really great speakers at the September 12th meeting of the Largo Area Historical Society….The Historic Old Feed Store was filled to the brem with members as they heard Mr. Finkbiner update us on our new Largo High. Ms. Deborah Clark followed making a very good presentation on how the election process works, and comment about the upcoming election.

Our thanks to both speakers….Very Good!

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Jen's Largo Feed Store #1Please Pardon us while we work on our new site…Some page are not updated yet, but we continue to work on the pages.  Thanks for your Patience!

 The Largo Area Historical Society is located in beautiful Largo Central Park at the Historic Largo Feed Store

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President Don Forehand and wife Barb invite you to our next Historical Society Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Our next Meeting is on Monday, September 12, 6:30 PM

 The class of 1962 cracker supper

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Special Friends come together at the monthly meetings of the Historical Society…. Comm Woody Brown - Copy

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From our partners, The Pinellas Genealogy Society

Click the Pinellas Genealogy Button at the top of this page to go to the new Genealogy Page and news.

If you would like to find out about your family history or so many other things dealing with genealogy….check out the Pinellas Genealogy at the Largo Public Library…This is a great bunch of people who love to help you.  Get started today.

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doing reaearch The PGS can help you, give us a try.

Watch here for the next updates from the Genealogy Society.

 

   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