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Monday, March 14th, 2016

Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others

Runs through Sunday, April 24th, 2016 

Time & Place

8:00 AM - Sunset EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.

In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit (http://appletonmuseum.org/exhibits/current/), Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.

Additional Information:

To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.

For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website (http://appletonmuseum.org/exhibits/current/).

More Information

Craig Littauer | 352-236-7148, ext. 5 | Email | Web | Map

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Saturday, March 19th, 2016

13th Annual Florida Springsfest

Runs through Sunday, March 20th, 2016 

Time & Place

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Now celebrating its 13th year, Florida Springsfest (formerly Marion County Springs Festival) combines entertainment and educational activities for the whole family to spread awareness and increase understanding of Florida's unique natural resources, such as freshwater springs.

In addition to glass bottom boat tours, the park offers ranger programs, guest speakers, scientists and researchers, exhibitors and vendors, live music, silent auction, student art show and contest, and special this year, Sea Hunt Forever. Divers wearing period-correct SCUBA gear, including double-hoses and vintage regulators, will be re-enacting scenes from the sea hunt television series starring Lloyd Bridges. Over 100 episodes of the series were filmed at Silver Springs.

Check back often for more info; a schedule of guest speakers, music, programs, and other activities will be posted soon.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

For more information about the event, visit the Florida Springsfest Facebook page (below).

This event is made possible by the generous support of the following businesses and organizations:

Presenting sponsors:
Aqua Pure * The Felburn Foundation * Florida Department of Environmental Protection (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/mainpage/default.htm) * Florida Park Service (https://www.floridastateparks.org/)

First magnitude sponsors:
Southwest Florida Water Management District (http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/) * St. John's River Water Management District (http://floridaswater.com/) * Ocala Star-Banner (http://www.ocala.com/) * College of Central Florida (http://www.cf.edu/)

Second magnitude sponsors:
Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (http://floridaspringsinstitute.org/) * Spring Hunters * Friends of Silver Springs State Park (http://thefriendsofsilversprings.org/)

In-kind sponsors and supporters:
1000 Friends of Florida (http://www.1000friendsofflorida.org/) * Florida Conservation Coalition * Friends of Rainbow Springs (http://friendsofrainbowsprings.org/

More Information

Craig Littauer | 352-236-7148, ext. 5 | Email | Web | Map

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