Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27 Exhibit
Jul 10, 2018
- Aug 11, 2018
“Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27” is a traveling exhibit focused on the unique tourist attractions which developed following the construction of U.S. 27, an almost 500 mile highway running down the middle of the state from approximately Tallahassee to Miami.
Nicknamed the “backbone of Florida,” U.S. 27 served as the state’s principal highway before the construction of I-4 and I-75, bringing new visitors to Florida’s less traveled areas. This led to not only an increased appreciation, and ultimate preservation of Florida’s natural wonders, but it also spurred the development of several creative, educational, and witty delights up and down the stretch.
“Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27” features destinations and attractions which existed from 1934 – 1970. It is a visual road-trip through bygone Florida via photos, videos, memorabilia, artifacts, and fine art on loan by Florida artists as well as art and historical institutions.
The Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is free and the first floor is accessible for persons with disabilities, wheelchairs and strollers.