LARGO - Heritage Village’s Holiday Traditions continue to charm visitors at Pinellas County’s 21-acre living history museum through Dec. 30.
Historical houses are decorated true to their time period, locality and lifestyle, from an elaborately decorated Victorian home to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin.
Heritage Village is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, including Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Plans have been made for the 2013s Pinellas Folk Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26. Dozens of the Tampa Bay area's premier folk musicians are scheduled to play traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout Heritage Village.
Music as well as many historical demonstrations and activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all sponsored by the Pinellas County Historical Society.
The event is free to children younger than 12; suggested minimum donation of $5 per adult. A free shuttle will operate from free parking on 119 Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads to the event entrance; handicapped parking and drop-off is located at 12211 Walsingham Road.
The Pinellas County Historical Society was founded in 1976 when Pinellas County donated the land for Heritage Village during the American bicentennial year. The society is a nonprofit volunteer organization that supports Heritage Village’s mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Pinellas County within the context of Florida history. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage to learn more.
Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum.
Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For more information on Heritage Village, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call 582-2123.