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Florida and Water: A Historical Perspective

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Florida and Water: A Historical Perspective

This presentation chronicles Florida’s long and difficult relationship with water. Dr. Steve Noll examines attempts to turn water into land and land into water throughout Florida’s history, including contentious water-related issues like the potential restoration of the Everglades, the battle over the Ocklawaha River, the degradation of north Florida’s iconic springs, and more. Registration and a $5 admission fee are required to attend. This program is part of public programming for Vizcaya Museum and Garden’s contemporary art exhibit Wish Towers, on view through April 17, 2023.

Noll is a master lecturer in the University of Florida’s History Department, where he received his PhD in 1991. Dr. Noll taught special education in public schools for 28 years before moving to UF in 2004. He has written on general Florida history as well as more specialized subjects ranging from Florida environmental policy, the Cross Florida Barge Canal, and the 1970s disability rights movement. In 2013, the Princeton Review named him one of the 300 best professors in the United States.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 12 @ 7:00 pm -
April 12 @ 8:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Steve Noll, Master Lecturer, University of Florida Department of History
Event Fee:
Event Type:
Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Helena Gomez
(305) 860-8416

Event Venue:

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, Florida 33129
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Venue Phone:
(305) 860-8416

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