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Third Thursday Lectures • Dredges, Dynamite, & Determination: The Building of the Tamiami Trail

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This presentation explores the rare combination of technology and tenacity that ultimately yielded the miracle of modern engineering known as the Tamiami Trail. An analysis of the machinery and materials employed as well as rarely-seen photos and firsthand accounts of the work will leave no doubt as to why the massive project was—at the time—compared […]

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

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

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

Encore Third Thursday Lectures • Dredges, Dynamite, & Determination: the Building of the Tamiami Trail

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

Due to popular demand and social distancing restrictions, we are added a second presentation of the April "Third Thursday" lecture. This presentation explores the rare combination of technology and tenacity that ultimately yielded the miracle of modern engineering known as the Tamiami Trail. An analysis of the machinery and materials employed as well as rarely-seen […]

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Third Thursday Lectures • The Everglades Art of Bob Fink

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

A lifelong professional artist and illustrator, Robert “Bob” Fink’s work was first published at the tender age of 14. Best known for the stark, black and white block prints, he created to illustrate Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ environmental classic, “Everglades – River of Grass,” Fink’s career ran the gamut from architectural renderings for the Coral Gables […]

Third Thursday Lectures • Bank of the Everglades: An Investment in Local History

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City

This talk explores the storied history of the bank building as well as some of the folklore surrounding it. The neo-classical structure has stood strong near the center of Everglades City for almost 100 years but has recently fallen into disrepair and decay. The question is, can it be saved? If so, what steps can […]

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? […]