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In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

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What in the World: How Walt Created Disney World

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Microphone, projector with HDMI adapter and sound system compatible with MacBook

When Walt Disney realized cheap tourist traps were enveloping Disneyland, he began a nationwide search for enough land to hold every dream he could imagine. What happened next would require a heightened degree of CIA-level secrecy for Disney’s undercover team, who launched a misinformation campaign that included dummy corporations and secret transaction. However, when a keen-eyed reporter cracked the code, Disney was forced to show his hand. Audiences will be amazed to learn of not only subterfuge, but also the monumental innovations and engineering feats required creating a whole new world. Parking available onsite. No registration or admission fee required. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Native Floridian Gary McKechnie is a two-time National Geographic author, author of America’s best-selling motorcycle guidebook, and two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. On stage, he has honed his skills as a motivational storyteller, a stand-up comedian, and improve actor. He is also a guest speaker aboard the ships of Cunard, Seabourn, and the Silversea lines. His travel features on Florida have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and through VisitFlorida.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Sulphur Springs Museum and Hertiage Center. 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, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

December 4 @ 2:00 pm -
December 4 @ 3:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Gary McKechnie, Speaker
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Amy Dao
Phone:
(813) 935-9402
Email:
sulphurspringsmuseum14@gmail.com

Event Venue:

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
1101 E River Cove St.
Tampa, Florida 33604
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Phone:
(813) 935-9402
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