"Funding for the following programs was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities."
(1) Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Fringe Florida: The Unusual Subcultures of the Sunshine State - by Lynn Waddell. The program reveals many of the subcultures that entail non-mainstream religions, outlaw motorcycle clubs, UFO phenomena, nudist clubs, and swamp buggies. These subjects are points of interest to some, taboo to others and generally misunderstood by many. Presented at the Clewiston Museum from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
(2) Thursday, January 26, 2017 – Black Cloud - by Eliot Kleinburg. The program portrays the deadly hurricane of 1928. Eliot Kleinburg will provide a chronicled timeline of the tragic 1928 Hurricane that brought much death and destruction to the Glades. Presented at the Clewiston Museum from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
(3) Thursday, February 16, 2017 – When Manatees were Sea Cows - by Janie Gould. The program reviews some of the inventive ways in which Floridians survived during the Great Depression and later in the 20th century. The presentation will focus primarily on food, especially items not generally consumed today such as Sand Hill Cranes, Curlew, gopher tortoises, raccoons and armadillos. Presented at the Clewiston Museum from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
(4) Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Strangers in a Strange Land - by Mallory O’ Conner. The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words" can readily be applied to this program because Mallory O’Conner tells the History of Florida thru art. Her art reflects from16th century Florida to the present. Presented at the Clewiston Museum from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
The Florida Humanities Council speaker programs are free to the public. Join us for some exciting evenings at the Clewiston Museum. Refreshments will be served after each program.
MARCH 2d AND 9th
The Clewiston Museum is hosting its second “Books Alive” event on Thursday, March 2rd, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Authors living in Florida are cordially invited to attend and participate in this book showing. This year’s theme focuses on Florida subjects, but all authors, regardless of discipline, are welcome.
This event will be a delightful evening for everyone. Admission is Free to both local communities and the authors who will be exhibiting and selling their books. (There will be no museum commission charge on books sold.) Public attendees will have the opportunity to meet authors and buy autographed books.
Free wine & cheese, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts will be served, while you enjoy this special occasion. Dress will be casual. We encourage everyone to come and experience this unique program. It was a wonderful event last year, so help us get the word out to family, friends, and any authors that you may know. Please contact the Clewiston Museum at 863-983-2870 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions or wish to participate as an author.
The History of QuiltMaking; Featuring “Sunbonnet Sue” Quilt
The Clewiston Museum is hosting a special program, “The History of Quilt Making” on Thursday, March 9thfrom 7 to 9 pm. Guest speaker, Jean Brew, will share how quilt making evolved from needed bed covers to modern art using examples from her collections. Other quilts made by area women will also be on display. All guests are invited to bring one of their quilts to share with the audience.
Mrs. Brew of Wisconsin has made and collected quilts for more than 40 years. She is particularly fond of “Sunbonnet Sue” quilts. They were first made in the 1930s using clothing scraps to dress the little girl stitched the quilt. In time, each quilt maker individualized her quilt with extra touches of embroidery and other stitches.
We hope you can join us for this delightful event. Please bring a quilt that was made by a special person in your family. All quilts will be displayed throughout the museum. Please email us at the Clewiston Museum or call 863-983-2870, if you have questions concerning this wonderful upcoming event.