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Community Museum Meetings
Thursday, September 14 6:30pm
What a great way to kick of the 2017-2018 Community Museum Meeting year! We are proud to welcome local educator Joseph M. Vetter as he gives his presentation "Hamilton: The Founding Father Without a Father."
Alexander Hamilton was an assistant to President George Washington and served as first Secretary of the Treasury. We hope you are able to attend this FREE event and learn more about the life of one of the men who helped found our country and why his story has been sweeping the country.
Thursday, October 12 6:30pm
Dr. Nick Wynne, past Executive Director of the Florida Historical Society will be discussing his newest book Utopian Communities of Florida: A History of Hope. He co-authored this book with Joe Knetsch. Dr. Wynne will have books available for purchase.
Florida has long been viewed as a land of hope and endless possibilities. Visionaries seeking to establish new communities where they could escape the influences of society at large have turned to Florida to construct their utopias--from the vast plantations of British philanthropists and entrepreneurs in the eighteenth century to the more exotic Koreshan Unity and its theory that humans live in the center of a Hollow Earth. Some came to the Sunshine State seeking religious freedom, such as the settlers in Moses Levy's Jewish colony, while others settled in Florida to establish alternative lifestyles, like the spiritualists of Cassadaga. Still others created their communities to practice new agricultural techniques or political philosophies. Historians Joe Knetsch and Nick Wynne examine a number of these distinctive utopian communities and how they have contributed to Florida's unique social fabric.
Thursday, November 9 6:30pm
Join us as we welcome the Atlantic Center for the Arts. For our November Community Museum Meeting they will be holding a kick-off event for a new exhibit in our North Room in recognition of their 40th anniversary. This exhibit will be on display through January in order to be available to those attending Images: A Festival of the Arts in January.
Thursday, December 14 6:30pm
Join us for our annual Christmas party. We are pleased to have Cyndi Fraser, a very talented musician, return again this year to help entertain everybody. If you remember, last year she had everybody singing along all night. There will be plenty of food and drinks for everybody. It's a great chance to come out and mingle with your friends or maybe make some new ones. The party is free and open to the public. The Christmas cheer will be overflowing so we hope you can attend!
Fundraiser at McKenna’s Place
Monday, October 16 5p-9p
Looking for a delicious meal and want to support the museum? Stop at McKenna’s Place for their October 16 “Fundraiser Monday” event. We will be the featured organization. We will have a table out front with all kinds of things for your consideration. Be sure to pick up a ticket that you give to your server. When you do, 10% of your pre-tax ticket will be donated to the museum.
Night at the Museum
Friday, October 20 6p-9p
Join us for our largest annual fundraiser. It is always a great time with lots of food, drinks, and entertainment. As in the past we will be holding a live and silent auction with great items donated by generous companies and individuals. This year our theme will be “Night at the Museum Beach Party”. Tickets will cost $35 and will be available closer to the event. We want to thank Robert Alonzo-Edward Jones Financial for being our primary event sponsor for the third consecutive year. Be sure to check back here and on our Facebook page for event updates. It’s a party you won’t want to miss!
Pancakes in the Park
May 5, 2018 7am-11am
As a part of the 2018 celebration in honor of the 250th anniversary year of the Smyrnea Settlement we will again be holding our annual Pancakes in the Park fundraiser in beautiful Old Fort Park. Be sure to check back here or on our Facebook page for event updates as the date draws closer.