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Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids

Event Date:

March 21 @ 3:00 pm

Venue:

Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Organizer:

Duane Smith
561-392-2500
dsmith@bocamuseum.org

Program Description:

When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of Weeki Wachee Spring in 1947 and filled the water with cavorting mermaids, he probably had no idea that the mermaids would become world famous icons. This presentation of “Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids” will cover the history of Weeki Wachee from its very beginnings. The talk will feature vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million dollar theater.

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