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Florida’s Lost Attractions

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the final program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Revisit a slew of lost attractions from Florida’s past with Dr. James Clark. Many lost attractions, including The Skull Kingdom, the House of Mystery, and Dixieland Amusement Park, started as roadside stops started by families as extensions of fruit stands or markets; oranges and sodas in the front, alligators and amusements in the back. The roadside attractions had their heyday from the 1920s to the coming of Disney in the early 1970s. James C. Clark, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Central Florida History department. He has emerged as one of Florida’s leading historians, noted for his publications and research. He is the author of nine books and the editor of a three-volume anthology of Florida literature.

Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 26 @ 10:00 am -
October 26 @ 11:00 am


Presenter Information:
James C. Clark, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of History, University of Central Florida
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Event Contact:

Randy Jaye
(407) 497-5755

Event Venue:

Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 United States
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Venue Phone:
(407) 497-5755

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