MUSEUM MATINEE PROGRAMMING
A Visit with Sissy Barr
Elizabeth “Sissy” Barr is one of the most recognized contemporary impressionist painters in Central Florida. A former resident of New Smyrna Beach, Sissy now resides in Winter Park Florida. She will share stories of trips to New Smyrna Beach during her childhood in the 1940’s and how a desire for employment options first exposed her to art and eventually led her back to the destination she loved as a child, New Smyrna Beach
FLORIDA ON FIRE: Fire in the Sky
James “Zack” Zacharias
Take a rare look at a part of Florida history that most people have never heard of, urban fires. The Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901 was the nations third largest urban fire in history. Ocala, Deland, St. Augustine, Fort Lauderdale’s and other well known cities all were devastated by urban fires in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Downtowns made of wood which predominated most of Florida’s Cities presented a common problem, the threat of massive fires. The presentation’s finale is the great Volusia Fire Storm of 1994.