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Coffee and Conversations: Weeki Wachee the City of Mermaids with Lu Vickers
The fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs told through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of the spring in 1947, he had no idea his mermaids would become world-famous Florida icons. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A virtual livestream is also available for viewers at home!
Water/Ways is part of the Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Date/time: October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Presented By:Lu Vickers
Event Type:Combination of in-person and virtual/online