Lake Wales Museum

Museum Speaker Series: Innovation and the Transformation of Seminole Culture

Apr 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2018-2019 Speaker Series: Modern by Tradition: Innovation and the Transformation of Seminole Culture by Andrew Frank

Between 1700 and the present, the culture of the Florida Seminoles has remained remarkably connected to its roots while also innovating in` dramatic fashion.  This lecture explores this dynamic to show how the Seminoles have embraced this dualism of being both modern and traditional. It examines, among other things, their origin stories, dress, cuisine, housing, ceremonial life, and family life.

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.