“A Walk in the Past” planned Saturday at Jupiter’s Riverbend Park


Clewiston Museum Director, Butch Wilson, is presenting a program at Riverbend/Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservation Park on Saturday, February 11, at 10 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

A full-scale Seminole War battle reenactment was held on the site on Jan. 28.

His program, “A Walk in the Past” provides a history of prehistoric Florida and the latter Native Americans ( Miayamias) that once inhabited the Glades region around Lake Okeechobee.

The presentation will provide insight into the geology, hydrology and animals of early Florida and a historical review of the latter Miayamia people.

During the presentation Butch Wilson will  exhibit numerous fossil and Indian artifacts that were collected in the  Glades region.

Butch Wilson is a sixth generation Floridian who grew up on the southern shores of Lake Okeechobee.

As a young boy, he enjoyed listening to stories of old Florida told to him by his great grandmother, grandparents and other Glades pioneers.

This early heritage fascinated Butch and gave him an early appreciation for local Florida History that would forever influence his life.



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