Come join on us Friday, March 22 for a free lecture at the Marco Island Historical Museum on "The Florida Dream" by Dr. Gary Mormino. Event will begin at 7pm, and is free and open to the public.
On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Florida was the least populated state in the American South. Today, it is the home of over 19 million residents, a meteoric rise accompanied by revolutions in agriculture, tourism, technology and demographics. Acclaimed state historian and University of South Florida professor, Dr. Gary R. Mormino, considers the reasons why Florida’s growth has surged since the end of World War II and explains how sand dunes, salt water, and the seductive prospect of a pleasant retirement in the sunshine have shaped our meaning of the Florida Dream and become a part of our national mythology.
For additional information about the program, or about the Marco Island Historical Museum, please call 239-642-1440 or visit us at www.colliermuseums.com or www.themihs.org