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*** Virtual *** Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids


Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids by Lu Vickers.

Discover 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. When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of the spring in 1947, he had no idea his mermaids would become world-famous Florida icons.

Lu Vickers has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for fiction for excerpts for a novel in progress. She has also been 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 event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks: At Home! program.

Florida Talks: At Home! Democracy in Florida: A Work in Progress

If you have any questions about our Florida Talks: At Home series, contact Alex Buell at [email protected].

Events Details:

Date/time: May 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Presented By:

Lu Vickers, Scholar

Event Fee:

Free

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Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Alex Buell
Email:
abuell@flahum.org



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