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12/22/2016 Member News
An Evening of Wine, Words & Wisdom Returns in January for Year 5!

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An Evening of Wine, Words & Wisdom Returns in January for Year 5!
Happy Hour with the Historian Cocktail Lecture Series Kicks Off January 12

St. Petersburg (Dec. 22, 2016) – If only history class lectures were this much fun.

Happy Hour with the Historian – the St. Petersburg Museum of History’s popular lecture series that features an evening of wine, words and wisdom – kicks off its fifth year Thursday, January 12, 2017 with a journey through a religious cult that believed the world is hollow, its leader would live forever and sex was forbidden. Run out of Chicago, the Koreshans discovered wealth, power and paradise in what is now Estero, Florida.

Held six times a year, the 2017 Happy Hour with the Historian lineup ranges from religious zealots, to an evening with Florida’s Poet Laureate, to a Tennessee entrepreneur who built a retail empire in the Sunshine City!

The 2017 Happy Hour with the Historian speaker schedule:

January 12, 2017
• Lyn Millner:
The Allure of Immortality – An American Cult, a Florida Swamp & a Renegade Prophet.

March 9, 2017
• Craig Pittman:
Oh, Florida – America’s Weirdest State

May 11, 2017
• Lisa Bradberry:
Weedon Island’s Sunhaven Movie Studios

July 13, 2017
• Peter Meinke
: An Evening with Florida’s Poet Laureate

Sept 14, 2017
• Bill Leavengood
: Doc Webb and his World Famous Webb’s City

Nov 9, 2017
• Lynn Waddell:
Fringe Florida

Presented by Green, Henwood & Hough Investment, an RBC Wealth Management group, each Happy Hour installment features a full cocktail cash bar, culinary offerings and an opportunity to meet the author/speaker.

“With the help of RBC Wealth Management, the Museum was able to once again present an impressive slate of entertaining authors and historians in a fun and laid back atmosphere,” Museum Executive Director Rui Farias said.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Seating is limited and can be reserved by going to Doors open at 6:30pm and the program begins at 7pm.

Sharing the stories of the Sunshine City for 95 years, the St. Petersburg Museum of History is located at 335 2nd Avenue NE on the Pier Approach. For more information, please call 727.894.1052 or visit