The Pirate of Panther Key and the Legend of Gasparilla
September 15 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Museum of the Everglades Manager Thomas Lockyear will dig deep into the history of hermit Juan Gomez and his long and storied life. Did he really live to be 122 years old? Did he sail with the pirate Gasparilla? Was he actually Gasparilla? Find out the answers to these questions and more, including the role Barron Collier may have played in building the myths surrounding the legendary pirate.