Category: History

Mound House Staffing & Accreditations – Knight New; Norris Earns CIGT

Mound House Staffing & Accreditations – Knight New; Norris Earns CIGT

By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com Thousands of people annually tour and attend programs at the historic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach. Despite its large visitation, however, the Mound House accomplishes all it does with just a handful of museum professionals. It recently added MuseumEducator Adam Knight, while Environmental Education Manager Dexter Norris attained his “Certified Interpretive […]

FSW History Professor Receives National Grant For “Lynching in LaBelle” Project

FSW History Professor Receives National Grant For “Lynching in LaBelle” Project

FEBRUARY 4, 2021 – LABELLE, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) history professor Brandon Jett was recently awarded a $4,500 grant from the American Society for Legal History (ASLH) for his digital history project “Lynching in LaBelle.” In 1926, Henry Patterson, a Black man who was working on road construction in LaBelle, was wrongfully accused […]

“Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown Authors First-Ever Mound House Book

“Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown Authors First-Ever Mound House Book

By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com While the iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach traces its history back over 2,000 years to the ancient Calusa Indians, the first-ever publication about the museum complex is brand new! Noted author Patrick McKeown recently released “The Mound House: The Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown is Professor Emeritus in […]

Shangri-La Springs Offers Organic Garden Tours

Shangri-La Springs Offers Organic Garden Tours

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is again offering organic garden tours twice a week. The one-hour tours are led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, and include a sensory-based walking tour around the garden’s subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard with information […]

Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

New Book & Store Sale Celebrate Milestone By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com The iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, one of Southwest Florida’s most historic attractions and destinations, commemorated the 5th anniversary of its opening as a cultural and environmental learning center on November 14. It traces its roots back to the ancient Calusa of over […]

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

The general election is rapidly approaching and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Lee County, voters are encouraged to prepare as they head to the polls. Deciding how to vote ahead of time will minimize last-minute stress on the election system. Lee County will vote on more than just the presidency. Residents will also […]

Tampa Museum Of Art Celebrates Stories Of Women

Tampa Museum Of Art Celebrates Stories Of Women

Tampa, FL – The Tampa Museum of Art opens a brand new exhibition, HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the exhibition explores the story of women in the ancient world through the depictions of goddesses, heroines, mythological characters, and everyday women in the Museum’s collection of classical antiquities. […]

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Launches Virtual Tour

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Launches Virtual Tour

BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION, Fla.  (June 25, 2020) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum announced today the highly anticipated release of its first virtual tour.  Although the Museum is currently closed to the public, visitors from anywhere can now view the permanent and temporary exhibits that help share the Seminole story.  “We are committed to […]

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

Stetson Kennedy is known for being an author of several books and exposing the Ku Klux Klan. For more Florida history, check out Florida Time, a weekly column and newsletter that features Sunshine State everything. Sign up by texting FLORIDATIME to 33777. Stetson Kennedy appeared to be a proud member of the Ku Klux Klan […]

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member . If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. File photo of a Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral. Credit: SpaceX Range […]

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