Saturday, December 5, 2020

Celebrate the Swamp!

The Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center is open! Join us at the Center for Swamp Heritage Days December 2nd & 3rd.  Be one of the first to see the new historical swamp buggy exhibit. Also learn about swamp heritage through exploring the Rob Storter folk art collection located at the Welcome Center and Oasis Visitor Center auditoriums. Park Rangers, volunteers and a local expert will share swamp heritage through programs, activities, and a sing along in the Welcome Center auditorium.  The Centers are open 9:00 to 4:30.

For more event information contact the Welcome Center at 239-695-4758 or see our website at www.nps.gov/bicy.

The Rob Storter collection is graciously on loan through December 29th in partnership with the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. Born in the Everglades, Storter (1894 – 1987) spent his last years recording his memories of growing up, living and working in southwestern Florida, when it was still a road-less and watery wilderness. His drawings and handwritten commentary capture the resilient spirit, natural environs, and dangerous encounters of frontier life in early Everglades City, the Ten Thousand Islands and the Big Cypress Swamp.

Calendar

December 2nd
12:00-12:45       Fisher Folk of the Swamp by Ranger Rudi Heinrich

1:00-1:45   Smoke on the Water by Ranger Ryan Stubblebine

2:00-2:45   Songs of the Big Cypress by Big Cypress Volunteer Dave andArlene Gates

3:00-3:45   The Story of Rob Storter by Patty Huff

December 3rd
12:00-12:45       Fisher Folk of the Swamp by Ranger Rudi Heinrich

1:00-1:45   The Story of  Rob Storter by Patty Huff

2:00-2:45   Smoke on the Water by Ranger Ryan Stubblebine

3:00-3:45   Songs of the Big Cypress by Big Cypress Volunteer Dave Gates

Ranger-led activities begin November 26. For more details visit – www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/ranger-led-activities.htm

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. Experience Your America!

 

 

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