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Florida Water Stories
April 3 @ 6:30 pm
Venue:Port St. Lucie Community Center
2195 SE Airoso Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
This presentation examines Florida’s long and difficult relationship to water throughout the state’s history. Water shapes the lives of Floridians every day, as Florida’s geography and natural history make water concerns more pressing here than perhaps anywhere else in the nation. The presentation examines how and why Floridians attempted to re-shape the state and turn land into water and water into land. It looks at such contentious issues as Everglades drainage and restoration, the continuing battle over Rodman Dam on the Ocklawaha River, waters wars with Alabama and Georgia regarding Apalachicola Bay, battles over the state’s iconic springs, and the potential impact of sea level rise. It analyzes these and other issues from both a historic and present day perspective and looks at ways we can improve our water situation.
Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.
Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL
This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.
Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.