Lake Wales Museum

Museum Speaker Series: Alligators in Florida Culture

Nov 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2018-2019 Speaker Series: Alligators in Florida Culture by Jeff Klinkenberg

Few states have a relationship with an animal in the way that Florida does with the alligator.  Whether it’s a school mascot, being wrestled at a tourist attraction, or sunbathing on a golf course, these reptiles are ubiquitous to our state. After hearing Jeff Klinkenberg’s lecture, and watching his accompanying video, you’ll agree that there can be no Florida without alligators. Hey, keep your hands inside the canoe.

The Lake Wales Museum was awarded a Community Project grant of $5000 from the Florida Humanities Council.  These funds have been used to support a six-part speaker series, a project designed to present a range of topics by Florida expert historians, storytellers, researchers and authors to the community.  Each presentation focuses on different cultural themes throughout Florida’s history.  The speakers’ topics can cover a range of topics that are thought provoking, funny, nostalgic and many times challenging subjects to hear about such as slavery and cultural oppression.  Each presentation is designed to bring individuals closer to history.  

Each program begins at 6 PM, is free to the public and will include light refreshments.  Please RSVP to the Lake Wales Museum at 863-676-1759.

The Lake Wales Museum 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.