Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series – Featuring Cypress Gardens: America’s Tropical Wonderland by Lu Vickers, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 PM.
Lu Vickers’ talk on Cypress Gardens will feature a slide show of vintage photographs from the Garden’s archives that will take the audience on a journey through Cypress Garden’s history from the 1930s to 2009 when it was sold to Legoland. Vickers will discuss the creation of the world famous waterski show, the Gardens, and the iconic Southern Belles, and will explain how Dick Pope, Cypress Garden’s flamboyant owner, became known as the “Man who Invented Florida.” Light refreshments included. Free to the public. Please RSVP.
Lake Wales Museum | 325 S Scenic Highway, Lake Wales, FL 33853 863.676.1759| www.lakewalesfl.gov