Archives and Collections

In addition to our exhibits, we maintain a collection of over 32,000 artifacts, an archive of over 8000 historic photos and 5000 documents.

Special educational programs are presented periodically and group tours of the exhibits are available upon request. Research available for a small fee.


The new archives offers a public reading room for residents and researchers, including computer access to the Museum’s collection of rare historic photos.

Please Use Our Archival Services

The Museum library includes city directories, news clippings with subject lists, over 8000 Digitized Photos, Sanborne Maps, original and copies of maps as old as 1600, and real estate Platt books.

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Visit our growing Online Archives here.



In addition, the Museum archives house the collections for:

· John C. Blocker
· William L. Straub,
· Mary Wheeler Eaton
· Lynn Freidt Collection
· Scott Taylor Hartzel
· Hubert Rutland
· John Bethel
· John Williams Family
· W.F. Smith Civil War
· Women’s Town Improvement
· Margaret Blocker Bartlett Papers

For inquiries, or to make an appointment for research purposes, call 727-894-1052 ext. 203

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