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Third Thursday Lecture Series: The Skunk Ape, “South Florida’s Bigfoot”

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

Just in time for Halloween, this presentation explores the cryptozoological mystery of the Everglades bogeyman known as the Skunk Ape. The roots of the Bigfoot/Yeti archetype in cultures around the world will be discussed  along with local Native American legends and historic sightings of this odiferous, swamp-dwelling furry humanoid. A Q&A session after the talk […]

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Trading Posts of South Florida—Early Commerce on Florida’s Frontier

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, this presentation will focus on the role of frontier trading posts in the development of relationships between the indigenous people of South Florida and white settlers who came to live in the region. The evolution of trade and commerce in frontier society—beginning at remote outposts accessible only […]

Stories of a Sportsmen’s Paradise: A Folk Art Experience

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

Step back in time at Museum of the Everglades, where you’ll hear rich stories of how the Ten Thou-sand Islands became a magnet for avid anglers and enthusiastic adventurers—including why Everglades City just might be the birth-place of the modern fishing lure. But this experience offers much more than fanciful fish tales. Step behind the […]

Closing Reception for Pioneering the Past

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave WEverglades City,

A meet and greet with South Florida historian and author Cesar Becerra, the guest curator of the Pioneering the Past exhibit, celebrating his traveling exhibit and the publication of his new book, Orange Blossom 2.0. A short presentation will take place at 6 pm. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of Museum of […]