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Zoom Lecture: Golden Age of Tourism in Postwar Florida

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1950s Florida Tourism Booklet with drawing of smiling family on a magic carpet

Dr. Tracy Revels, author of Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism, will be joining us via Zoom to discuss the golden age of tourism in Florida after World War II. During the period from 1947 to the early 1970s, small amusement parks and exotic roadside attractions cropped up all over the state. Much like the amusements at Coney Island, these attractions catered to visitors seeking a break from city life and new pleasures that hadn’t been available during the Great Depression and World War II. The lecture will be hosted on Zoom and live-streamed to the Collier County Museums’ Facebook page.

The Collier Museum at Government Center is pleased to host Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, on display April 6–May 25, 2021. Adapted from an exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, this traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road explores images and history of America’s playground.

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This exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is adapted from the traveling exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 and organized by Robin Jaffee Frank, Ph.D., former Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. It was supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Henry Luce Foundation, and The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Date:
April 8
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Collier Museum at Government Center
3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
Phone:
(239) 252-8476