The Palm Harbor Museum offers residents who live in Palm Harbor an opportunity to learn about their community and how the past shaped their city into its present landscape. Crystal Beach, Curlew, East Lake, Sutherland and other smaller areas now form Palm Harbor. The Palm Harbor Historical Society based their building blocks for forming this Pinellas County property on the theory that “You cannot know where you are going until you know where you have been”.
Focusing on the history of the local area, the museum celebrates community spirit by showcasing artifacts, photographs, documents and more. A catalog of a variety of resource materials are also available for viewing on site and online. Featured articles include the story of James Craver, considered the founder of Sutherland, and an extensive timeline of Florida’s history. Having lovingly gathered the collection of items together, the Historical Society established the museum at the Hartley House, a historic building originally constructed around 1915. Located at 2043 Curlew Road, the museum is open Wednesday through Saturday. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Although a representative of the past, The Palm Harbor Museum also focuses on the future of the community by playing host to a variety of special events and festivals for those who live in Palm Harbor and nearby. Visit the museum online and check the calendar for information on upcoming functions.