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The Greeks of Tarpon Springs
January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florida SouthWestern State College presents an exploration of the Greek cultural heritage of Tarpon Springs at the Fort Myers Regional Library in downtown Fort Myers. A screening of the classic 1953 Hollywood film “Beneath the 12-Mile Reef,” shot on location in Key West and the Gulf Coast city of Tarpon Springs, will be followed by a Q & A session. Following a brief intermission, Florida scholar Dr. Tina Bucuvalas will deliver a virtual talk on the Greek community of the historic city. The film and talk focus on one of Florida’s vibrant communities and the Greek immigrants and their descendants who helped make it a success.
This is the first event in a series that explores Florida’s rich cultural legacy throughout the state. The event is free and open to the public. Please register through the Lee County Libraries website.
Schedule of Events for January 12:
2-3:30 PM: Film screening Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
3:30-3:45 PM: Q&A
3:45-4 PM: Break
4-5 PM: “The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs and Why it Matters,” a talk by Tina Bucuvalas
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with Florida SouthWestern State College.
January 12 @ 2:00 pm -
January 12 @ 5:00 pm