Does your business love local history?

If you are a for-profit or commercial business with a focus on local history, a performer, or an artist, you may be the exciting addition to History Day in the Park we’re looking for! Jane Kirschner, Participation Coordinator,, has all the answers. Scroll down for a list of businesses who’ve reserved their spots.

HDIP will have ample promotion before Saturday March 25, 2023, and with incredible visibility from Tamiami Trail at Phillippi Creek, easy access at a traffic light, and plenty of parking, this event will appeal to all. Admission is free, and there is a suggested donation for parking of $5.

If you are or represent an author of books focusing on local history, whether nonfiction or fiction, we offer the unique opportunity to sell your books inside the Edson Keith Library in the Mansion, where you will be joined by Historical Resources displays, antique and toy appraisers, and other displays. Contact Jane for information re selling space or consignment opportunities.

Participating Businesses and Artisans:

Authors and More Artisans:

  • Kathy Butler Quilts, handsewn items
  • Karen Constant, Author
  • Ellen Nepustil Fiber Arts
  • Henry Duggan, Author
  • Richard Cronin, Author
  • Brenda Spalding, Author
  • Kevin Kuhens, Author
  • (Our historical societies often have books and authors too!)
  • Anne Easter Smith, Author
  • David Turner, Author
  • Blue Moon Artisan Jewelry
  • Jennifer Weisenborn

Participation fees are based on a 10′ by 10′ grassy area space; multiple spaces are allowed. All participants supply their own tables, chairs, signage, tents, and so on. Booth fee is minimal based on your space. While additional donations to the Interpretive Center are warmly welcomed, they are not required.

Food vendors and entertainment companies are welcome, and will be selected based on suitability and requirements. All participation fees help the Phillippi Interpretive Center become a reality for our community.

All proceeds from History Day in the Park will be dedicated to creating, within the historic Keith Farmhouse (1916), an Interpretive Center showcasing 50 centuries of habitation, from 5000 years ago until today at this creek-side location.