Join us for a presentation on Florida history in the Root Family Auditorium.
Admission: Free for members, $7.00 for future members, or with paid museum admission.
Steam Boating on the St. John's and Ocklawaha River
Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias to learn about the history of steam boating on the St. John's and Ocklawaha Rivers between 1830-1920 from Jacksonville to Sanford. Discover how steamboats transformed Florida's tourism and economy. Trace the amazing journey to Silver Springs, the must see and do tourist trip of the late 19th century and discover Florida's first tourist highway.
Sports in the Ancient City and the Hotel Ponce de Leon
Join Steve Voguit, Assistant Professor of History and Geography, Department of Humanities from Flagler College for a unique look at "Sports in the Ancient City and Hotel Ponce de Leon." Baseball, tennis, swimming, golf, and several other sports will be discussed. Learn how Henry Flagler provided a ballpark and team for the enjoyment of his guests and how several events were held featuring swimming and tennis champions during the heyday of the hotel.