The Historical Society has taken on many special projects over the years, but our current Jitney Restoration is the most ambitious. Donated to the Historical Society in 2012 by Hercules Ypsilantis, whose father ran a Jitney service in Tarpon Springs, the 1926 Jitney is undergoing extensive restoration at the hands of a Hernando County father-son team, Wayne and Marc Hancock. The Historical Society’s goal is to return the Jitney to the streets of Tarpon Springs for parades and special events.
The restoration will cost the Society $35,000, the costliest project we have undertaken. Donations at all levels are gratefully accepted. Those Major Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will be recognized on the Jitney.
Please contact a board member for more information, or help us reach our goal by mailing or dropping off your donation.
*We are still accepting donations for maintenance of the Jitney.
The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.