Labelle Heritage Museum

Labelle Heritage Museum LaBelle Heritage Museum is located at 360 Bridge Street.

06/25/2019

LHM President Joe Thomas was interviewed by Brittany Beigle for what will be edited into a five minute program that will be available on the FLORIDA CHANNEL. We will post the hyperlink to the program when it is published.

SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVAL IS THIS WEEKEND!
02/18/2019

SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVAL IS THIS WEEKEND!

LHM's 8:00 a.m. "Little Toot Special" on both Saturday's and Sunday's Caloosahatchee Excursions during the 53rd Annual S...
01/16/2019

LHM's 8:00 a.m. "Little Toot Special" on both Saturday's and Sunday's Caloosahatchee Excursions during the 53rd Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival are our way of providing affordable entertainment to families with children and also introducing the Little Toot's real live Captain Christoper Robin to a wider audience. The $50 "Little Toot Special" ticket allows a family of 5, which must include at least one responsible adult family member and up to four children no older than 15 years old, to enjoy a two- hour cruise on the Caloosahatchee. All other cruises are $30 per person for advance tickets and $40 at the wharf if any are still available.

CYNTHIA MOTT DONATED 2 QUILTS MADE BY HER LATE GRANDMOTHER DOROTHY HILL RISHER TO LHM.  They are currently on display in...
01/16/2019

CYNTHIA MOTT DONATED 2 QUILTS MADE BY HER LATE GRANDMOTHER DOROTHY HILL RISHER TO LHM. They are currently on display in LaBelle Heritage Museum's 1905 Aiken-Rider House. Mrs. Risher was the oldest granddaughter of George S. Aiken who owned the house at the time of her birth over 100 years ago.

LaBelle Heritage Museum continues to remain active while waiting for the restoration of our historic 1912 William Hardy ...
01/15/2019

LaBelle Heritage Museum continues to remain active while waiting for the restoration of our historic 1912 William Hardy Poole Store & Family Residence to crank up again.

These coins will be placed in the foundation of LHM's 1912 William Hardy Poole building with a lighted plexiglas cutout ...
12/17/2018

These coins will be placed in the foundation of LHM's 1912 William Hardy Poole building with a lighted plexiglas cutout in the floor allowing museum visitors to see the 1912 Barber Silver Half Dollar from its original construction and the 2018 Standing Liberty Silver Dollar donated by Poole's great great great granddaughter Megan Harris commemorating its major rehabilitation.

08/18/2015

Pat has been sorting through old year books. 1946-1952, 1957-1960, 1965-1970, 1973, 1974, 1999, and 2000 are all here in the museum, thanks to the many donations. If you would like to look through them, the Museum will be opening in September. What days and times are hard to say because we don't have enough docents to keep the Museum open. Pat will be there on Fridays, Joe on Saturdays, and Terri and Jeff in afternoons on the second Tuesday of the month.

08/18/2015

Pat Johnson has been working on a new Museum website. She still has a long way to go but is you would like to see the first attempt go to the following: http://labelleheritagemuseum.org

05/28/2015

The incoming officers and director for LaBelle Heritage Museum will be installed following a 6 o'clock potluck dinner on the grounds of the museum at 360 North Bridge Street on the evening of Thursday, June 4th. The museum will be furnishing paper goods, drinking cups, plates and eating utensils, and ice as well as authentic Mexican tamales and both barbecued chicken and ribs. We do ask members and guests to bring a covered dish -- hors d'oeuvres, salads, casseroles, or desserts -- to share with each other.

We will have chairs available as well as some long tables and card tables, too. If you have a card table or individual TV tables, you may want to bring them with you.

Outgoing LHM Vice-President Elinor Jones with the able assistance of Diane Penn has set up an interesting display in the 1935 H. A. Rider Law Office which, along with the 1905 George Aiken/Rider House and the 1911 William H. Poole main museum building, will be open for you to browse.

10/30/2013

I am working on the family files at the museum. Some are very fat with pictures and documents but others are almost empty. If you have any documents or pictures that you would like to be preserved for future generations. Please allow me to copy them and place them in the family files please call me (239) 910-1538 or bring in on Thursday.

10/03/2013

I will be at the museum all day today (Thursday) drop by to visit and exchange tales of LaBelle.

09/26/2013

Thursday September 26 was a good day at the museum. Nikki, Martha Ray, Elinor, Carolyn White, Ron Zimmerly , and Pat were here for Board Meeting - Happy that it was cancelled so we had a very nice conversation. Elinor weed wacked the tall grass and Jodie Int-Hout cleaned upstairs while Pat's grandson swept the porches. In the afternoon Catherine Howard and Joann Patton dropped by and shared stories of life in LaBelle.

09/14/2013

LABELLE HERITAGE MUSEUM is looking for community minded individuals interested in passing on LaBelle's heritage to volunteer at the museum for a minimum three hour shift on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays from 10 o'clock in the morning to 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Museum docents welcome visitors to the museum and show them our exhibits as well as answering questions about LaBelle or finding answers to the questions they cannot answer themselves. A volunteer could be somebody interested in helping maintain our flower beds and landscaping, too. If you are interested in volunteering even three hours a month, come by the museum when we are open, call 863-674-0034 or email [email protected] anytime and leave your name and a contact number or email address to learn more about volunteering. Posted by Joe Thomas President

09/13/2013

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

And send this to any or all of your Cracked Pot friends within 5 minutes and see what happens!

Don't forget the Cracked Pot that sent it to you!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:TAVARES, FLORIDAOn September 27-29, 2013, an exciting new annual event, “Rifles, Rails & History...
09/13/2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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On September 27-29, 2013, an exciting new annual event, “Rifles, Rails & History: Steam Back to the North and South” will take place at Wooton Park on the shore of beautiful Lake Dora in Tavares. This Living History Encampment will transport visitors and guests of “America’s Seaplane City” back 150 years to that extraordinary period of time in American history.
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Rifles, Rails & History Living History Encampment

Pat has not figured out how to link this page to the web site.  If you want to see the website  www.labellemuse...
09/07/2013
LaBelle Heritage Museum

Pat has not figured out how to link this page to the web site. If you want to see the website www.labellemuseum.org

Who Do You Think You Are??Posted on September 4, 2013 by Pat JohnsonReplyPat Johnson is working on the files that hold information on individual persons from the LaBelle area. In 100 years your descendants will be looking for information on you or your ancestors. If you have any documents you would...

09/07/2013

Do you like historical novels? The LaBelle Heritage Museum has several book available for sale in the gift shop of the Poole building (360 Bridge Street).

09/07/2013

Joe Thomas is working on getting the Rider buildings moved. We should have the permits for the foundations next week. Looking forward to grand opening before Christmas.

09/04/2013

The Labelle Heritage Museum now has a DSL line so we can do genealogy searches.

09/04/2013

Pat Johnson is working on Genealogy files. Tina Noel brought several books from the Ft Myers library. Pat will be at the museum every Thursday from 10am to 4pm. OR just call her to make an appointment to work on your own "WHO DO YOU THINK YOUR ARE"

08/07/2013

The Caloosa Belle is now online at ufdc.ufl.edu

Address

360 N Bridge St
La Belle, FL
33935

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(863) 674-0034

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