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Cancelled! Indians at the Post Office: Mural as Public Art

Image courtesy of the United States Postal Service®

In 1934, during the era of the New Deal, the Treasury Department established a “48 States” art competition to commission artists to create public art in post offices. While some mural images succeeded in capturing the importance of Native peoples in the American historic tableau, others were based on rumor, legend, and stereotype resulting in dramatic and sometimes bizarre inaccuracies.

Sandra Starr’s interest in the history of Florida, and the art and history of the American Indians of the Western Hemisphere, led her to the Smithsonian Institution where she assisted in planning the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian.

This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program in partnership with the East Hillsborough Historical Society.

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Date/time: April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Presented By:

Sandra Starr, Storyteller

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Event Contact:

Shelby Bender

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1914 Plant City High School Community Center
605 N. Collins Street
Plant City, FL 33563 United States
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