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Inventing the Florida Vacation: Mid-century Tourism in the Sunshine State (Hybrid)

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Florida has always attracted vacationers. But in the 20th century, tourism exploded as places like Weeki Wachee Springs and Busch Gardens opened. Pop culture historian Leslie Goddard explores the rich history of Florida tourism from the 1940s up to 1971. She looks at the amusing and quirky attractions that helped the sunshine state become America’s favorite vacation destination. From waterskiers at Cypress Gardens to the alligators at Gatorland, these tourist diversions amazed and enchanted vacationers in midcentury Florida.

Class Details

1 Session(s)

North Shore Senior Center

Leslie Goddard 





Registration Closes On
Monday, June 24, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/24/2024 Mon 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Northfield, North Shore Senior Center  Map, Room: Cohn Auditorium Leslie Goddard