“Somewhere, all the people we have loved and lost are still among us, in the house that we call history.”
Some kindergarden and 2nd grades from Avon Park Baptist Church Cornerstone Christian Academy recently visited the Depot Museum. A short history of the founding of Avon Park was presented to the students by Ms. Jimmie Butts who was portraying Mrs. Oliver Crosby the founders wife. Several other exhibits were explained and then the group moved to the Silver Palm Dining car for lunch. While there the Amtrak trin passed and was greeted by the students as they waved from the observation ramp. Each student received a momento from the museum and then returned to class.
Third graders from Avon Elementary were visitors to the Depot Museum. The group toured the historical exhibits and them boarded the Silver Palm Dining car for games and then lunch. The students moved out to the access ramp and observed the Amtrak Silver Meteor as it passed on it's way to New York City.
A class of 4th graders from Avon Elementary school recently visited the Depot Museum as part of their end of the school field trips. Various historical exhibits were explained to the students. They boarded the Silver Palm Dining Car for games and lunch and then moved onto the access ramp to view the Amtrak Silver Meteor as it passed on the way to New York City.
When the telephone company converted to computer direct dialing in 1985 this last piece of vintage switchboard equipment was shut down. This was the only one in use in the state of Florida here in Avon Park at the time and was used to connect calls between Zolfo, Wauchula and Bowling Green. The Depot Museum is fortunate to have this piece of local history. Come visit us and see our collection of early telephone equipment.
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