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Lunch and Learn: The Lure of Fishing

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Come and join Zach Zacharias, Senior Curator of History, at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art as we delve into the rich history of sport and recreational fishing in the Sunshine State. With its extensive coastline, abundant lakes, rivers, and streams, Florida offers both locals and tourists ample opportunities to engage in one of the world's largest participant sports – fishing. The state's waters are home to a diverse array of more than 600 fish species.

Since the late 19th century, Florida has captivated visitors with stories of the powerful tarpon, a prized game fish that drew northern anglers to its coastal waters. As the 20th century unfolded, sport fishing grew into a prominent attraction for tourists, leading to the formation of fishing clubs and tournaments. Today, Florida's allure as a prime destination for both saltwater and freshwater anglers remains as strong as ever.

Uncover the fascinating history behind this significant pastime and explore the remarkable paintings within the Cici and Hyatt Brown Collection, which vividly portray the world of fishing and its various activities.

Space is limited and advanced RSVP and paid lunch are required.