Porch Talk at Gamble Place: The Gilded Age in Florida

12/15/2023 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Event Description

Join Senior Curator of History, Zach Zacharias on the porch at Gamble Place in Port Orange to immerse yourself in the splendor and opulence of Florida's Gilded Age, a transformative period that saw the state rise from its post-Civil War doldrums to become a beacon of Victorian-era prosperity and progress. "The Gilded Age in Florida" is a captivating presentation that explores the dramatic changes that swept across the state during this time, as Florida shed its southern roots and culture and emerged as a thriving hub of industry, commerce, and tourism.

Railroads, steamboat travel, and mega-resorts paved the way for a booming tourism industry, attracting visitors from all over the country to experience the state's breathtaking natural beauty and warm climate. Major industries like cigar manufacturing, sponging, cattle driving, and phosphate mining also took hold during this period, contributing to Florida's growing prosperity and economic expansion. 

Through a rich tapestry of images, stories, and insights, "The Gilded Age in Florida" offers a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era, when Florida was transformed into a Victorian paradise and a symbol of the nation's boundless potential. Whether you're a history buff, a lover of architecture and design, or simply curious about the ways in which Florida has evolved over the years, this presentation is sure to captivate and inspire. 

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. RSVP online or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Dress for the weather as this is mostly an outdoor event. 

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Admission: $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members. 

Gamble Place in Port Orange
1819 Taylor Road
Port Orange FL 32127
2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.