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Closing Reception for “Legendary Gladesmen”

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Friends of Museum of the Everglades will host this closing reception celebrating this exhibit that honors some of the Gladesman Culture’s significant personalities. We will also celebrate the 85th birthday of the only still-living person featured in the exhibit: gladesman Franklin Adams. Join us for light refreshments and to rub elbows with Mr. Adams and […]

The Pirate of Panther Key and the Legend of Gasparilla

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

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 […]

Legends and Lore of the Everglades

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Just in time for the Halloween Season, Museum of the Everglades Manager Thomas Lockyear will explore the region’s myths, legends, and folklore. The infamous Ochopee Skunk Ape, the Ox Woman, the Phantoms of Flight 401, and even the swamp speakeasy owned by notorious gangster Al Capone will all be explored.

Engines in the Everglades: How Men Modified Machines to Tame the Swamp

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This companion lecture to the current “Gearheads in the Glades” exhibit at museum of the Everglades explores the ways in which mechanically-inclined Gladesmen combined parts from airplanes, boats, cars, trucks, and tractors to create hybrid vehicles that could traverse the swampy terrain of South Florida.

Everglades Americana: The Art of Dick Jay

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades Manager Thomas Lockyear will discuss the poignant and often whimsical way that artist Dick Jay captured historic events and personalities with paint and sculpture. Part primitive, part folk art, Mr. Jay’s prolific work captured not only the essence of life in Florida’s Last Frontier, but the spirit of the people living […]