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Museum Birthday Event

Everglades City

Did you catch the excitement that swept through town on April 27th?

It was none other than the Tamiami Trail Anniversary Celebration and Museum Birthday – a day packed with nostalgia and family-friendly fun. Kicking off the festivities was an Early Bird Walking Tour, a serene stroll down memory lane where participants could immerse themselves in the history of the trail.

And what’s a celebration without some good eats? Attendees enjoyed complimentary hot dogs and a slice of birthday cake, adding a tasty touch to the day’s events. For those keen on reminiscing, old-timers gathered to share stories and memories, offering a glimpse into days gone by. Live music by Spirit of the Everglades provided a delightful soundtrack to the proceedings, infusing the air with a lively energy.

But the highlight of the day? The one-of-a-kind laundry cart races at the Museum of the Everglades – a quirky yet thrilling spectacle that had everyone cheering for their favorites. Participants of all ages joined in, vying for the chance to win a trophy.

The event’s host Thomas Lockyear Museum Manager brought us featured insightful speakers, including Craig Daniels, a local fishing guide. Craig is the descendant of multiple historical families and experienced most local historical events as a child, making him a living connection to the past and a witness to the unfolding tapestry of history. And let’s not forget Patty Huff, who provided an update on the Bank of Everglades project, adding a touch of excitement for the future.

Thank you museum team for all the work you do to bring this event to us every year.

Here’s to many more years!

Photos Courtesy of Patty Huff

Photos Courtesy of Denise Wauters

2024-05-29T13:49:09-04:00June 16, 2024|Community, Events|

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