Picture of Glenn Ferdman.

FEBRUARY PRESENTATION

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 7:00 pm

Seminole Community Library,
Glenn Ferdman, Director


Why do we read and how is reading described?  “Reading as a skill emerges as a force for good, encouraging critical thinking, fostering empathy and understanding and significantly contributing to the creation of a compassionate and educated society.”  Books and libraries go hand-in-hand as we expand our horizons.  In addition to providing access to an extensive county-wide collection of library materials, the Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College is the center for many community activities and provides an array of both written and digital data for all Seminole residents.  Come and meet Glenn Ferdman and hear his presentation about your Seminole library.  


Glenn Ferdman is the director of the Seminole Community Library, a joint-use facility, serving the city of Seminole and the St. Pete College Seminole campus. He has more than 25 years of experience leading and managing public, academic and healthcare libraries on both coasts and the Midwest.

Image of Dennis McBride.

Dennis McBride

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a saying that Dennis McBride, the Seminole Historical Society’s resident artist, gently proved to Seminole as he artistically created notecards, renderings of historical landmarks, calendars, and invaluable drawings throughout Pinellas County. Dennis’ devotion to historically preserving history is a legacy for all time. As a dedicated volunteer, his artwork at the Seminole Historical Museum is a treasure beyond measure and reflected past times through art. It is with great sadness we announce his passing on January 12, 2024. It was an honor to have Dennis be our resident artist. The Board of Directors celebrates Dennis McBride’s life and gift of time and energies given these past years as an invaluable member of the Seminole Historical Society.


Adopt-A-Mile


From 1/20/24 :

Thank you to our clean up crew, Linda, Lesly, Tina and Linda.


These ladies collectd 30.69 pounds (no, this is not a typo!) of trash on Old Oakhurst Road.

Awesome work ladies, thank you!



Check back for the next date.

Join us quarterly for Adopt-A-Mile, 8:00 am — 9:00 am as we clean up the 1 mile stretch of Old Oakhurst Rd (74th Ave). Meet at the Museum. Bring yourself, a pair of gloves, and closed toed shoes.
Pickers, bags, and buckets will be provided.


2023 Garden Tour 

April 2023

Thank you to The City of Seminole for the generous grant awarded to the museum. 

Museum Open
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
Closed 1/27/24

Every Thursday

Hours: 10am-1pm

We are now offering private tours for groups.

See the calendar to confirm open dates.
Practice social distancing within the museum.

 The Seminole Historical Society
and Museum 

The Seminole Historical Society was founded to highlight historic artifacts, documents, articles and buildings in Seminole. Its purpose is to ensure that our children and future generations will have a place to go to learn about stories of families from the past who helped create our present, so that we can carve the future.

Members of the Seminole Historical Society can be individuals, families, institutions, or businesses. 

Please see our membership page for detailed information.

Seminole exists because of the dreams and actions of those who came before us. Did you know that in early 1860's individual settlers with names like Archer, Campbell, Cobb, Duhme, Grable, Meares, Moody, O'Quinn, Sartorius, Thevenet and Tyler were the pioneer settlers in the Seminole area? They were followed by more pioneers with names such as Johnson, Leach, Longley, Repetto, Thurston, and Whittle. 


These early settlers found tall pines suitable for building their homes, ample land to raise their cattle, and plentiful wildlife such as turkey, deer, quail to feed their families. 

In 1910, the Seminole area was comprised of just 75 people. The 1920 Census shows names of orange grove owners and farmers living side by side next to each other on one very long road. We know it as Duhme Rd, or 113' Street, or Ridge Road. These families were, O'Quinn, Hinckle, Meares, Johnson, Leach, Brumby, Duhme, and Thevenet. 


The Seminole Historical Museum is a gathering place for the dreams of the past and the rich history of our community. The museum is a place for telling stories of those who are no longer here to tell them for themselves.


We welcome you to our website and invite you to visit our beautiful museum to learn about the stories of those "dreamers" from our past who have helped create our present and future.