|July 23 - On Friday July 23, the Museum will be hosting the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral's Networking at Noon.
Stop by the Museum for a light lunch and view the "Legacy of Leadership" exhibit featuring the 60-year history of the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral.
RSVP to the Museum at 239-772-7037
- Join us on Tuesday August 3 for a presentation
and book signing by author and historian Jason Vuic.
Originally from Punta Gorda, Florida, Jason Vuic is a writer and historian from Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of several books. Jason is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an M.A. in history from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University Bloomington.
Jason's new book "The Swamp Peddlers" examines how Florida has long beckoned retirees seeking to spend their golden years in the sun. For many, the American dream of owning a home there was financially impossible. That changed in the 1950s, when the so-called "installment land sales industry" seemingly appeared out of nowhere. For only $10 down and $10 a month, working-class pensioners could buy a piece of the Florida dream: a graded homesite that would be waiting for them in a planned community when they were ready to build. The result was Cape Coral, Port St. Lucie, Deltona, Port Charlotte, Palm Coast, and Spring Hill, among many others - sprawling exurban communities with no downtowns and little industry but millions of residential lots.
Books will be available for sale at the event and retail for $24.95 plus tax. As always, members receive 10% off.
The presentation will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
RSVP requested. 239-772-7037
|October 3 - Antique and Memorabilia Show, time TBD (Yacht Club)|
|December 7 - Annual Meeting, 5:30 - 7pm (Coral Ridge Funeral Home)|