Lake Wales History Museum

Museum Speaker Series: Stories of Florida—Con Sabor!

Oct 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2018-2019 Speaker Series: Stories of Florida—Con Sabor! By Carrie Sue Ayver

Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal, historical and traditional Florida tales to connect the people and cultures of Florida, con un poquito de sabor Latino—with a little bit of Latino flavor!

The Lake Wales History 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 History Museum at 863-676-1759.

The Lake Wales History 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.