PORT ORANGE — The city of Port Orange is about to turn 149 years old and all that history needs more room.
So after years of trying to fit the historical artifacts in a tiny, one-room house on the riverside, The Port Orange Historical Trust now has room to spare.
Trust president and co-founder Priscilla Cardwell couldn’t be happier. On a recent morning, she plopped a pile of “Florida Historical Quarterly” books on a table that once sat in the Dunlawton Avenue bridge tender’s house. The old wooden bridge was blown away in a 1932 hurricane, but the weathered wooden table remains.
Cardwell was excited the artifact had a new home.