Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Heritage Museum Programs

LABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle Heritage Museum is pleased to present eminent Chautauqua performer Phyllis McEwen's portrayal of Florida African American author Zora Neale Hurston in a Special Speaker Program made possible by the Florida Humanities Council at LaBelle High School on Wednesday, January 25, at 7 p.m. Since LaBelle High School students will be attending, general admission seating is limited -- to insure you have a seat, please register for a free seat by going to our website for your FREE seats.

Jim D. Hull's popular "Wild Cow Hunting" will be continued at our regular February 2 program meeting at the Felda Community Center at 7 o'clock. He expects Ronnie Raulerson and Kirby Lee Williams to join him "the Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise."

We have two programs in mid-February made possible by grants from the Florida Humanities Council. On Wednesday, February 15, Janie Gould and her program "When Manatees were Sea Cows" will be presented at LaBelle Heritage Museum at 7 o'clock.

The following evening, Thursday the 16th, another eminent Chautauqua performer and scholar Ersula Knox Odom appears at Hendry-Glades Center, FSW State College, 1092 East Cowboy Way, in a Special Black History Month Program "Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life" highlighting the life of the founder of Bethune Cookman University and member of FDR's "Black Cabinet" ~ admission to both programs is FREE.

The 22nd Old Timers Dinner is set for Thursday, February 23, at LaBelle Civic Center with Woody Hanson and Billy Murphy serving as joint MC/Live Auctioneers. Advance tickets are available online at if you are using a credit card. For cash or check reservations, please contact Pat Johnson at (239)910-1538.

To round out the month of February, we are repeating last year's "Caloosahatchee Excursions" on both Swamp Cabbage Festival Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, with boat tours at 8:30 and 11 in the morning and 1:30 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Tour guides aboard M/V River Queen (which now has restroom facilities) will include Amy Bennett Williams, Scott Cooper, Margaret England, and Joe Thomas. Advance tickets are $30 and available online at Again, for cash or check reservations, please contact Pat Johnson at (239) 910-1538.

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