ST. PETERSBURG – Historic Driftwood, one of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, will be on display Saturday, Oct. 1. The St. Petersburg Museum of History and the Driftwood Neighborhood Association have planned a day of fun, entertainment and education all in one spot.
Tours of 11 of the neighborhood’s homes and gardens will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Will Michaels, the museum’s executive director, will give a brief lecture on the area, and Ray Arsenault, author of “St. Petersburg and the Florida Dream,” will lead guided walking tours during the day. Antique cars, an airboat landing and take-off and a civil war re-enactment of the Union raid on the home of Able Miranda will round out the day. Every Youth Marching Band will provide musical entertainment and box lunches from the Garden Restaurant are available.
Tickets are $15 for museum members and $20 for nonmembers. A box lunch is available for $9 by advance reservation only. Pre-paid tickets will be mailed to purchasers or tickets will be available at the Driftwood Arch entrance at First Street S. and 25th Avenue S.E. Proceeds benefit the St. Petersburg Museum of History. For lunch reservations or tickets, call 894-1052.