2018 House of Refuge Lecture Series

Tuesday Jan 9th 2018 10:00am
Wednesday Jan 10th 2018 7:00pm

Author James Snyder – “A Trip Down the Loxahatchee”

Author Jim Snyder, author of eight books, will present an audiovisual glimpse of his latest book, A Trip Down the Loxahatchee. In this imaginary boat ride from the river’s 140,000 acres of headwaters down through Jupiter Inlet, it celebrates the beauty and history of the Loxahatchee through the eyes of 52 leading painters and photographers. Some of the historic scenes and sights in the four-color coffee table book have never before been portrayed in paintings. Most of the historic photos have never been seen as well.
Jim will be on hand before and after his talk to sign this and other Snyder books.

Tuesday Feb 13th, 2018 10:00am
Wednesday Feb 14th, 2018 7:00pm

Jonnie Flewelling & Iris Wall – “Indiantown Roots-Cattle & Agriculture”

Longtime Indiantown resident and fifth generation Floridian, Iris Wall and her daughter Jonnie Flewellilng, will be speaking on the history of Indiantown. Located in western Martin County and separated by miles of cattle ranches and orange groves, from its east coast neighbors, Indian town has its own unique history.
The Wall Family settled in Indiantown over 60 years ago and has helped it prosper in many ways, through ranching, farming, business enterprises and environmental preservation. Jonnie Flewelling owns the Historic Seminole Inn built in 1925 by Mr. Solomon Davies Warfield, then President of the Seaboard Airline Railways.

Tuesday March 13th, 2018 10:00am
Wednesday March 14th, 2018 7:00pm

John Hennessee – “History of Port Salerno”

Long time Port Salerno resident John Hennessee rescued one of the last remaining Fish Houses on the Manatee Pocket. Converting it into the Fish House Art Center with resident artists, eating and drinking establishments, and marina, it now draws tourist and locals to enjoy historic downtown Port Salerno, adding to its character and economy. Hennessee will be discussing the Port Salerno’s diverse past, including topics such as growing pineapples, commercial fishing, and rum-running.

Tuesday April 10th, 2018 10:00am
Wednesday April 11th, 2018 7:00pm

Dr. Kyle Freund – “Archaeology in Pop Culture”

Dr. Kyle Freund will discuss the misrepresentation of archaeology in film, television, and other media. He will talk about his take on topics relating to claims over archaeological heritage, from political, religious, and self-interested motivations to ancient alien theories behind various claims over archaeological heritage.
Dr. Freund received his undergrad degree from the University of Florida and holds an M.A. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida. He completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology at McMaster University (Ontario) and joined the faculty of Indian River State College in 2015.

Ticket Information
Season Tickets: $50.00, for either all four morning or all four evening lectures-go on sale Saturday November 25th, 2017.
Individual Tickets: $15.00- Space permitting, individual tickets will be offered beginning the week before the lecture.
House of Refuge Museum-301 S. E. MacArthur Blvd.-Stuart, Florida 34996-houseofrefugefl.org-Phone: 772-225-1875

Annual Holiday Open House

December 10, 1-3:30 PM

 Celebrate the Season at the House of Refuge with Free Admission to the historic House of Refuge. Parking is limited; carpool from the Elliott Museum.