(PRESS RELEASE)_(Lake Worth Beach, FL – January 23, 2023) Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, promises that the next CULTURE & COCKTAILS, the third of four conversations in the 18th season of the popular series, will be particularly juicy. The informative and fun event will again be held in the beautiful rooftop ballroom of The Ben in downtown West Palm Beach.
20th Century Secrets & Scandals in Palm Beach County
A Revealing Conversation with
+ Charlene Farrington, Executive Director of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, whose mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the Black communities of Palm Beach County. The daughter of Spady co-founder Vera Farrington, she oversees programming that uses local black history as a teaching tool to promote understanding, equity, and unity.
+ Sue Gillis, Curator of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, is the author of eight books on local history and has received the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History and the Cooper Kirk Award from the Broward County Historical Commission for her publications.
+ Jeremy W. Johnson, CAE, President & CEO of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the award-winning Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, which received the Cultural Council’s prestigious 2020 Muse Award for Cultural Impact.
Moderator: Rick Rose, author of Palm Beach: The Essential Guide to America’s Legendary Resort Town and popular Worth Avenue tour guide.
The Ben is located at 251 N. Narcissus Avenue in West Palm Beach. Free valet parking will be provided for each of the CULTURE & COCKTAILS conversations, running from 5 to 7 pm.
Note: Admission to each of this season’s CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Ben is $100 per person, $150 for VIP Seating, and FREE for Supporter, Contributor, Patron and Business Arts Partner level members of the Cultural Council. RSVP to Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330 (or visit www.palmbeachculture.com/cocktails).
The 2022-2023 season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS is generously sponsored so far by The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder; Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation; Milton and Tamar Maltz; Jean Sharf; Scott Teich, Senior Vice President, Teich Wealth Management of Raymond James; The Gardens Mall; Bonnie Lautenberg; Palm Beach Media Group; Palm Beach Daily News; Legends Radio; and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.
All proceeds from CULTURE & COCKTAILS go to support the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s mission to champion, engage, and grow the arts in Palm Beach County. For membership information, please contact Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330.
Topics and speakers are subject to change depending upon the availability of scheduled participants.
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