Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

Build a Better World: Steamboats: A Snippet of History

Time: 10:00 am til 12:00 pm

Location: Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Description: Come on out to the Central Ridge Library to hear about Build a Better World: Steamboats: A Snippet of History with the Floral City Heritage Museum

Many a steamboat came ‘round the bends of the Withlacoochee River and other inland rivers of Florida during the years before the 1900s. Frank Peters, Floral City Heritage Museum Director will share fascinating facts and stories about this main mode of transportation in those years. Hear about these early water-traveling days, the difficulty of navigating during low water, the small ferries and early bridges that provided crossings and the steamboats that carried passengers, produce and supplies.

For more info call the library at (352)746-6622

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Lecture: Lighthouses of the Sunshine State

Time: 10:00 am til 12:00 pm

Location: Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th St, 32625 Cedar Key, FL

Description: Florida Humanities Speaker Series: “Lighthouses of the Sunshine State” by Brendan Burke

Over 50 lighthouse stand as silent sentinels along Florida’s 1,300 miles of coast. From shifting sandbars to reef-strewn shallows lighthouses have endured hurricanes, earthquakes, even military attack. From the tops of lighthouses, keepers have watched ships come to grief and reported the destruction of U-boats during World War II. Taking many shapes and rising to various heights, Florida’s lighthouses are descendants of one of the earliest known aid-to-navigation systems in North America. From St. Augustine’s 16th century signal towers to an inland lighthouse in Lake George, Florida has a rich tradition in lighting its coast. The Sunshine State’s lighthouses have been a source or curiosity, folklore, and refuge. This presentation follows the history Florida’s lighthouses and includes select stories from our legacy of lighting the coast.

Free admission

Support for the Speaker Series is provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The Cedar Key Historical Society is grateful for their donors.

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