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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, Poetry Out Loud, Prime Time, and more.

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Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

Not long ago, a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle–the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. The story of what happened features a variety of odd characters, a twisty plot and a rare hopeful ending for Florida’s state animal.

Join award-winning author Craig Pittman for the wild yet hopeful story of how the panther survived.

This event is a complementary program to an exciting exhibition from the Florida Museum of History on tour at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center. The exhibit is a potpourri of fact and fantasy that explores our enduring fascination with the alligator and the alligator’s sociological and symbolic role in Florida history. Includes artifacts such as alligator bags, shoes, and purses; cast reproductions of alligator and crocodile skulls; and a variety of other alligator souvenirs and memorabilia.

This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnerhsip with the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center.

Events Details:

Date/time: July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented By:

Craig Pittman

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Event Contact:

Norma Robinson
(813) 935-9402

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Event Venue:

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
Mann-Wagnon Memorial Park, 1101 E. River Cove St.
Tampa, FL 33604 United States
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