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October 2017

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Lecture: History of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

October 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Park Library, 529 Park Ave
Lake Park, FL 33403 United States

The lighthouse in Jupiter is the oldest structure in Palm Beach County.  Historian Josh Liller will look at the more than 150 years of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse’s history and operations, from the first requests for the lighthouse through present day.  He will also share how all five branches of the US military have used the lighthouse reservation during that same time period. This program is free to the public.  

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November 2017

Lecture: Spencer Stereoviews

November 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Palm Beach Library, 303 Anchorage Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33403 United States

History Lecture: Spencer Stereoviews Join  Josh Liller, Historian for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society  at this  free lecture to be held at the North Palm Beach Public Library, 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.  Melville Spencer was an early pioneer resident of the Lake Worth area who took up photography while assistant keeper of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, usually selling his photos as stereoviews.  Spencer’s stereoviews might be the only photos of the Jupiter and Lake Worth areas…

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January 2018

Lighthouse Lecture Series: The US Coast Guard in Jupiter and Hobe Sound

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, FL 33469 United States

Join us in the Museum Quarterdeck as Staff shares the latest discoveries in local historical research and new findings from our ever expanding Museum’s collection. The Lighthouse Service merged with the Coast Guard in 1939, but the Coast Guard has had a much larger role in our area than many people recognize. Historian Josh Liller will cover not only the military operation of the lighthouse, but also the local Loran Stations. This presentation will feature the latest research and photos…

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March 2018

Shining a Light on the Past: Archaeology Panel

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, FL 33469 United States

Ever wanted to be an archaeologist when you grew up? Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network-South, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum for a penal on professional archaeology and the history of the Jupiter Inlet. Featuring Bob Carr, MA, RPA Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Arlene Fradkin, PhD, RPA, Florida Atlantic University, Josh Liller, Historian, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Sarah Miller, MA, RPA, Florida Public Archaeology Network, John Sullivan, MA, RPA, Bureau of Land…

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May 2018

Outreach Speaker Series: Coast Guard In Hobe Sound & Jupiter

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

May 16, 6PM-7PM Location: Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr, Stuart, FL 34997 Join us in the Museum Quarterdeck as Staff shares the latest discoveries in local historical research and new findings from our ever expanding Museum’s collection. The Lighthouse Service merged with the Coast Guard in 1939, but the Coast Guard has had a much larger role in our area than many people recognize. Historian Josh Liller will cover not only the military operation of the lighthouse, but also…

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Lighthouse Lecture Series: Five Military Flags Over Jupiter

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, FL 33469 United States

Did you know that all five branches of the US military have a history in the Jupiter area? Join us on Armed Forces Day as Historian Josh Liller covers local history from Fort Jupiter to Station J. Meets in the Museum Quarterdeck and Q&A will follow. Free to the public - A must for history buffs. Space is limited & RSVP required to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.

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July 2018

Outreach Speaker Series: Trapper Nelson

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL

Location: Jupiter Library, Jupiter Free, but limited space – RSVP with library Vince “Trapper” Nelson came to Jupiter in the early 1930s and soon established a permanent camp on the upper Loxahatchee River. Trapper’s Zoo & Jungle Gardens became a local tourist attraction, drawing visitors to picnic, see wild animals, and meet the man likened to a modern Tarzan. For the 50th anniversary of his mysterious death, join Historian Josh Liller to learn more about one of Jupiter’s legendary characters.

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August 2018

Outreach Speaker Series: Trapper Nelson

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Jupiter Library, Military Trail, Jupiter Free, but limited space – RSVP with library Vince “Trapper” Nelson came to Jupiter in the early 1930s and soon established a permanent camp on the upper Loxahatchee River. Trapper’s Zoo & Jungle Gardens became a local tourist attraction, drawing visitors to picnic, see wild animals, and meet the man likened to a modern Tarzan. For the 50th anniversary of his mysterious death, join Historian Josh Liller to learn more about one of Jupiter’s…

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October 2018

Lighthouse Lecture: How The Loxahatchee River Became Wild & Scenic

October 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic River Act, Richard Roberts, retired biologist for the Florida Park Service, will present how the Loxahatchee River was designated Florida's first National Wild and Scenic River 33 years ago. This is the story of how a few good people, lots of community support, tons of hard work, too many meetings, untold canoe trips, and a great deal of luck made it happen. Location: Jupiter Public Library, Military Trail, Jupiter…

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Outreach Speaker Series: Trapper Nelson

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave, Palm City, FL 34990 Free, but limited space – RSVP with library (772) 288-2551 Vince “Trapper” Nelson came to Jupiter in the early 1930s and soon established a permanent camp on the upper Loxahatchee River. Trapper’s Zoo & Jungle Gardens became a local tourist attraction, drawing visitors to picnic, see wild animals, and meet the man likened to a modern Tarzan. For the 50th anniversary of his mysterious death, join Historian Josh Liller to learn…

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