Troubled Waters: The History of the St. Lucie River

Date: Thu, Feb 15, 2018, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Category: Program

EVENT: Troubled Waters: The History of the St. Lucie River, Part 3
DATE: Thurs., March 15th
TIME: 7pm to 8:30pm
LOCATION: The Elliott Museum - 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Hutchinson Island, Stuart, FL
COST:   Museum Admission: $14.00
RSVP: / 772-225-1961

John Nelson will offer a three-part series entitled Troubled Waters, in which he  discusses the research behind his upcoming film Troubled Waters: The History of the St. Lucie River.

Part 1 - The first lecture will take place on January 18 at The Elliott Museum and will explore the history of the river from the 1880s-1920s. Nelson will present the early pioneers of the Treasure Coast and their efforts to open the river for commerce and public safety.

Part 2 - On February 15th, learn about the hurricane of 1928 and the local, state, and federal government’s efforts to dike and control Lake Okeechobee by draining excess water into the St. Lucie River.

Part 3 - March 15th, John Nelson discusses the role of the environmental pioneers who forewarned of the environmental disaster that was destined to occur. There is also guest panel that includes: Audubon Florida's Celeste De Palma & Paul Grey & local environmentalist, Jacqui Thurlow Lippisch.

Each lecture is from 7-8:30 p.m. and will feature cash bar and munchies. Museum members free, all others pay regular admission ($14.00). RSVP to 772-225-1962 or Seating is limited.

The series is sponsored by Wilmington Trust and WQCS 88.9FM.


This event ended Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:30 PM.


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