Roadside Florida: Pirate Ships and Wax Works 1/26/17

Roadside Florida: Pirate Ships and Wax Works
Thursday, 01/26/2017 – 06:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Aventura Branch Library
2930 NE 199th St,
Miami, Florida 33180
Cost: Free

Go to town in Miami and points north and discover the backstories of South Florida’s most famous attractions, from the Ancient Spanish Monastery to Pirate’s World, and the hidden histories of vanished tourist spots like The Kapok Tree, the Upside-Down House and the Miami Wax Museum!

Writer and history consultant Sylvia Gurinsky guides this trip through time, and with vintage film and video from the Wolfson Archives in your rear-view, you’ll get a fun and fascinating tour of the roadside attractions that enticed visitors to Florida in the days before Disney World.

Admission to “Roadside Florida: Pirate Ships and Wax Works” is free and the event is open to the public.

“Roadside Florida” is a co-presentation of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and the Miami-Dade Public Library System and is presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Photo courtesy State Archives of Florida/Florida Memory.

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