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Author Talk: “The Swamp Peddlers” with Jason Vuic

Take part in this lecture by historian and writer, Jason Vuic, either from the comfort of your own home via Zoom or live in Rose History Auditorium. Jason will dive into his latest book, The Swamp Peddlers, and “how lot sellers, land scammers, and retirees built modern Florida and transformed the American Dream.” This raucous tale of the […]

Lecture: The Case of the Curious Cat Casting

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island

Join Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) Curator of Collections Austin Bell in unraveling the mystery of a beautiful but baffling bronze casting of the Key Marco Cat. The casting, acquired by the MIHS in 2014 and currently on exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum, purportedly belonged to anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing’s daughter. The only […]

Third Thursday Lectures • Bandits & Bank Robbers in the Everglades

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This presentation will recount the dark deeds of desperate men (and women!) who committed crimes and hid out in the Everglades. These true crime adventures will include the illegal escapades of the Rice Gang, the notorious John Ashley, “Queen of the Everglades” Laura Beatrice Upthegrove, and more. Was the Bank of the Everglades ever robbed? […]

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