Early transportation: Canoes, steamboats and trains

Early transportation: Canoes, steamboats and trains

As we prepare for Train Day at Pioneer Village on July 19, we thought we’d take a look back at how transportation in the area evolved over the years.  Long before the bustling days of steamboats, the Seminoles traversed the swamps and rivers of Florida in dugout canoes. Fashioned from an old cypress log, the canoe was hollowed out by burning and using hand axes […]

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Tools of the Trade: Makinson Hardware

Tools of the Trade: Makinson Hardware

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12, 2020, and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Makinson Hardware William Burroughs Makinson of Maryland was […]

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Tools of the Trade: Barber Shops

Tools of the Trade: Barber Shops

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12, 2020, and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Sikes Barber Shop aka Broadway Barber Shop At […]

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Tools of the Trade: Cobbler & Saddler

Tools of the Trade: Cobbler & Saddler

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12, 2020 and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Herzberg’s Saddle Shop & Saddle Rack When Fred […]

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