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February 2019

Lighthouse Lectures: Early Pioneer Life In Jupiter & Juno

February 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take a ride on the Celestial Railroad back to the days when Juno was the seat of Dade County. LRHS Historian Josh Liller shares stories of the pioneers of Jupiter and Juno Beach in the 1880s and 1890s.  Location: Juno Beach Town Center, 340 Ocean Dr, Juno Beach, FL 33408  

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Lighthouse Lectures: Trapper Nelson

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Topic: Trapper Nelson- Life, Death, Myth, Legacy Join LRHS Historian Josh Liller to learn about the colorful life and mysterious death of Vince “Trapper” Nelson, the "Wildman of the Loxahatchee." Seating is limited, RSVP required. Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.  

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March 2019

Lighthouse Lectures: Coast Guard in Jupiter & Hobe Sound

March 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Seven Decades of Service: The US Coast Guard In Jupiter & Hobe Sound 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 from the Coast Guard Historian’s office and several servicemen assigned here. Q&A will…

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April 2019

Lighthouse Lectures: The Civil War on the Indian River

April 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Blockade running, lighthouses, and more from Cape Canaveral to Miami during the American Civil War. Presentation in partnership with the Prof. Farley’s Living History Lecture Series at Jonathan Dickinson State Park - Kimbell Center. RSVP with the Kimbell Center.  

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Lighthouse Lectures: Mapping Jupiter’s History

April 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What can old maps tell us about Jupiter’s past? Join us and learn about changes to our area over time through cartography. Free to the public. Limited seating, RSVP here. Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter

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Lighthouse Lectures: Jupiter Lighthouse: Myths & Discoveries

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Find out what the latest research shows, especially about some widely-circulated lighthouse stories. Location: Juno Beach Town Center, Juno Beach - No RSVP required.

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November 2019

Lighthouse Lectures: Spencer Stereoviews

November 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Loxahatchee River Historical Society historian Josh Liller and explore the historic photography of Melville Spencer, lighthouse keeper and Palm Beach County pioneer.  Mostly sold as stereoviews, these images are possibly the only photos of Palm Beach County pre-1890. You'll learn about Spencer and his lesser known predecessor, Fred Whitehead, and see many examples of their work. This lecture is being presented as part of the Prof. Robert Farley’s Living History Lecture Series. Park admission is required ($6/vehicle), however, the…

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Lighthouse Lectures: Coast Guard in Jupiter & Hobe Sound

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LRHS Historian Josh Liller explores local Coast Guard stations and operations. This includes only the lighthouse, but also the World Wars and Loran Stations, part of a global network of navigational aids used before GPS. This program is free to the public. Please RSVP to 561-339-0647, PB Gardens Historical Society. Location: Christ Fellowship Church North Campus, 5343 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens,FL  

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February 2020

Lighthouse Lecture: A Short History of Jupiter

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Elliot Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL

Presentation by LRHS Historian Josh Liller about the history of Jupiter, Tequesta, and the Loxahatchee River region. From Native Americans and European contact to the lighthouse and local pioneers, you may be surprised about how much history is in your area! Free to the public. LOCATION: Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL (Hutchinson Island), free parking, RSVP not required. PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS: Southeast Florida Archaeological Society (SEFAS)

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May 2020

Lighthouse Lecture: Florida Lighthouses

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elliot Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL

PROGRAM ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 Florida Lighthouses presentation by LRHS Historian Josh Liller about the history of Jupiter, Tequesta, and the Loxahatchee River region. From Native Americans and European contact to the lighthouse and local pioneers, you may be surprised about how much history is in your area! Free to the public. LOCATION: Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL (Hutchinson Island), free parking, RSVP not required. PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS: Southeast Florida Archaeological Society (SEFAS)

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