Join us to explore the fascinating story of Lewis Latimer. The son of escaped slaves, Latimer was an accomplished draftsman and inventor who worked for Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. He was the only African American member of the Edison Pioneers, a celebrated group of Edison’s earliest staff and colleagues. Join Program Manager Holly Shaffer…

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500 BC — The Calusa tribe migrates to Estero. Numbering about 50,000 at their peak, the Calusa used nets to catch mullet, pinfish, pigfish and catfish and spears to catch eels and turtles. They used fish-bone arrowheads to hunt for deer. Women and children learned to catch shellfish. 1513 — Ponce de León leads the…

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