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In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

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2023 Swamp Heritage Festival

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Alliance for Florida’s National Parks for the Swamp Heritage Festival on December 2nd, 2023 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Swamp Heritage Festival will shine a spotlight on the inhabitants of early South Florida, whose rugged strength and pioneering spirit contributed to the shaping of today’s unique and diverse culture. Through living history demonstrations, informative presentations, and exhibits everyone can learn what daily life was like in such a remote, and at times, inhospitable place. It is these unique chapters in American history that add to the rich and colorful tableau that comprises our shared past and present. In 2023, the Alliance for Florida’s National Parks brings back the perfect example of collaboration and community in order to share the knowledge and cultures of the past.

Thomas Lockyear, a museum professional, discusses the creation of the Tamiami Trail. Franklin Adams, a native Floridian, shares his experience growing up in the Everglades. Free admission and Parking.

Funding for this program is provided through a Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Alliance for Florida’s National Parks. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Event Date/time:

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am -
December 2, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Thomas Lockyear - Creation of the Tamiami Trail Franklin Adams - Growing up in the Glades
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Event Contact:

Scott Pardue

Event Venue:

Nathaniel P. Reed Center
33000 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, Florida 34141
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