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Cape Historical Society’s first meeting of season Oct. 8

By Staff | Sep 23, 2013

The regular monthly meetings for the Cape Coral Historical Society will resume Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Cultural Park Theater, at 2:30 p.m. A film generated by Patrick D. Smith, the winner of numerous state and national awards for his work will be shown. He is a 1999 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and received the Florida Historical Society’s Award as the Greatest Living Floridian.

Travel with Smith, one of Florida’s favorite writers and story-tellers, as he takes viewers off the tourist path to a time that exists today only in books, such as in his popular novel, “A Land Remembered.”

Learn about a “Florida Cracker” heritage upon which “A Land Remembered” is based. Find out how working in a migrant camp led to his novel “Angel City,” which helped change, the lives of migrant workers. Visit Seminole Indians who have a unique respect for nature.

Enjoy a trip through Florida in the 1930s, and gain a rare glimpse into the mind of a writer who preserves a Florida that once was, but which never again will be.

This story should be seen by everyone living in Florida. It introduces both a time and state of mind that existed before many of today’s residents were born. For people who knew the earlier Florida, it will be a nostalgic trip back in time. You will gain an appreciation for the hearty pioneers who settled this and every other state.

Everyone is invited, no reservations, no admission fee, call 772-70337 for further information.