Time: 10:00 am til 12:00 pm
Location: Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th St, 32625 Cedar Key, FL
Description: Florida Humanities Speaker Series: “RAIN: A history for stormy times" presented By Cynthia Barnett
An engaging natural and cultural tour of RAIN, from its key roles in civilization, religion, and art; to the peculiar history of the world’s first raincoat; to the rain obsessions of our “Founding Forecaster,” Thomas Jefferson – all building to the uncharted rains of climate change. We’ll also take a look at how many communities are coming to live differently with rain — as with all water, part of a new water ethic in America. Rain connects us in all sorts of ways – as profound as prayer and art, as practical as economics, as genuine as an exchange between strangers on a stormy day. Too much and not enough, rain is a shared experience, and one of the ways climate change can become a conversation rather than a confrontation.
Support for the Speaker Series is provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The Cedar Key Historical Society is grateful for their donors.
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