Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

Florida's Shipwreck Preserves: Living Maritime Heritage You Can Visit

Time: 10:30 am til 12:00 pm

Location: Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn St. Englewood, FL 34223

Description: Come see FPAN West Central Director Jeff Moates discuss shipwrecks!

Clues to Florida’s maritime history are scattered along the state’s coasts, bays, and rivers in the form of shipwrecks relating to waterborne exploration, commerce, and warfare. This lecture features Florida’s Museums in the Sea, historic shipwrecks that have been interpreted for divers and snorkelers as a way to educate citizens and visitors about the real treasure of Florida’s shipwrecks – their history.

FPAN is co-hosting this event.


Lecture: RAIN: A history for stormy times

Time: 7:00 pm til 8:00 pm

Location: Highlands Hammock State Park 5931 Hammock Road Sebring, FL 33872

Description: Florida Humanities Speaker Series: “RAIN: A history for stormy times" presented By Cynthia Barnett

An engaging natural and cultural tour of RAIN, from its key roles in civilization, religion, and art; to the peculiar history of the world’s first raincoat; to the rain obsessions of our “Founding Forecaster,” Thomas Jefferson – all building to the uncharted rains of climate change. We’ll also take a look at how many communities are coming to live differently with rain — as with all water, part of a new water ethic in America. Rain connects us in all sorts of ways – as profound as prayer and art, as practical as economics, as genuine as an exchange between strangers on a stormy day. Too much and not enough, rain is a shared experience, and one of the ways climate change can become a conversation rather than a confrontation.

This Tuesday evening lecture will be preceded with a “Meet and Greet” and book sales and signing by Ms. Barnett from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Parking will be available in the overflow fields at the campground entrance. ADA handicapped accessible parking is available at the park recreation hall. The lecture is free and park entry fees are waive

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FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.

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