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Vintage Florida: Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids
October 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lu Vickers will present the fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs told through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. Lu Vickers the recipient of two Florida Book awards and three Florida Individual Artist Fellowships for fiction. In addition to writing Remembering Paradise Park (with C. Graham), she has written the novel Breathing Underwater and three other Florida history books: Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids, Cypress Gardens, America’s Tropical Wonderland, and Weeki Wachee, Thirty Years of Underwater Photography, with Bonnie Georgiadis. This program takes place on Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link. Zoom is provided by the Association of Rural and Small Libraries.
This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Tavares Public Library.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, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
October 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm -
October 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm