House of Refuge invites public to take trip down Loxahatchee, through Indiantown and Port Salerno

The always exciting and relevant House of Refuge Lecture Series has an engrossing quartet of events scheduled for the 2018 season.

Each topic will be presented twice: During the day at 10 a.m., followed by an evening discussion one day later at 7 p.m. Material presented is identical in both sessions.

  • “A Trip down the Loxahatchee” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 9 and 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Author Jim Snyder offers an audiovisual glimpse of his latest book, “A Trip down the Loxahatchee.” An imaginary boat ride from the river’s 140,000 acres of headwaters down through Jupiter Inlet, celebrates the beauty and history of the Loxahatchee through the eyes of 52 leading painters and photographers. Snyder will be on hand before and after his talk to sign this and his other books. 
  • “Indiantown Roots – Cattle Agriculture” is set for 10 a.m. Feb. 13 and 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Long-time Indiantown resident and fifth-generation Floridian Iris Wall, and her daughter, Jonnie Flewelling, will describe the unique history of Indiantown. The Wall family settled there more than 60 years ago and has contributed to its prosperity through ranching, farming, business enterprises and environmental preservation. Flewelling owns the Historic Seminole Inn, built in 1925.
  • “History of Port Salerno” is planned for 10 a.m. March 13  and 7 p.m. March 14. Long-time Port Salerno resident John Hennessee discusses the history of that unique community, which was established in 1894 and known as Mulford. Hennessee is well-known as the person who rescued one of the last remaining fish houses on the Manatee Pocket and converted it into the Fish House Art Center with resident artists, eating and drinking establishments, and marina. Hennessee will talk about Port Salerno’s diverse past, including topics such as growing pineapples, commercial fishing, and rum-running.
  • “Archaeology in Pop Culture” is at 10 a.m. April 10 and 7 p.m. April 11. Dr. Kyle Freund, associate professor of anthropology at Indian River State College, takes on Archaeology in Pop Culture. His topic will include the misrepresentation of archaeology in film, television and other media and give his take on topics about claims over archaeological heritage, from political, religious, and self-interested motivations to ancient alien theories.

Tickets to this well-attended series are $50 for either all four morning or all four evening lectures. Individual tickets are $15 and old on a space available basis.

The House of Refuge only seats 32 people. It is at 301 S. E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart. Visit HouseOfRefugeFl.org or call 772-225-1875 for tickets or information.

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