Coffee and Conversations: Weeki Wachee the City of Mermaids with Lu Vickers

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lu Vickers has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for fiction for excerpts for a novel in progress. She has also been the recipient of two Florida Book awards and three Florida Individual Artist Fellowships for fiction. In addition to writing Remembering Paradise Park (with C. Graham), she has written the novel Breathing Underwater and three other Florida history books: Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids, Cypress Gardens, America’s Tropical Wonderland, and Weeki Wachee, Thirty Years of Underwater Photography, with Bonnie Georgiadis.

This program covers the fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of the spring in 1947, he had no idea his mermaids would become world-famous Florida icons.

You can register online at www.cchistoricalsocietyshop.com for free or by calling 352-341-6428. When you register you will be asked if you prefer the live or virtual event. All guests are required to wear a mask while in the building. If you do not have a mask one can be provided to you. The virtual event will be hosted through GoToMeeting and the link for the event will be emailed to you upon registration

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