St. Pete History Museum to Tell the Story of Florida Cowboys
By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter
A widely experienced folklorist will tell you all about Florida’s cattle ranching tradition, the nation’s oldest cow-punching story.
ST. PETERSBURG – Cowboy poetry, church, funerals and food – such as swamp cabbage – is coming to the St. Petersburg Museum of History Dec. 15, a Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Robert Stone will present a multi-media show about Florida’s cattle ranching tradition from the Spanish colonial period to the 21st century.
You’ll also discover hands-on Cracker cowboy culture like cow-whips, roping and branding.
You need to sign up, though, because there’s limited room. Online registration is limited to 150. Go here to do it: conta.cc.
The Florida Humanities Council is sponsoring the program.
Presenter Stone is an interesting gent. He has been a practicing folklorist since 1990. An engineer by training, he has worked with HistoryMiami, the Augusta Heritage Workshops, and the Florida Folklife Program. Now a self-employed folklorist, Stone began documenting Florida’s traditional culture as a member of the Bureau of Florida Folklife in White Springs. He specializes in documentary photography and media production.
The history museum is at 335 Second Ave. NE. For information, call (727) 894-1052 or go to spmoh.com.
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