Estero Historical Society Hosts Presentation of Calusa Indians

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When most people think of Florida’s first inhabitants, few imagine a complex society – perhaps one of the most complex in North America at the time. On February 12, travel 10,000 years back and meet the Calusa – the people of the estuary. This free presentation, sponsored by the Estero Historical Society, will be given by local historian, Jacob Winge, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 12 at the Estero Recreation Center at Estero Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Admission is free, but participants are requested to register in advance at http:// esterohistoricalsociety.com as a continental breakfast will be served.

Experience the unique bond between Southwest Florida’s advanced society; the connection the Calusa had to the development of our unique estuarine system, their interactions with other tribes and early Spanish explorers, and ultimately the disappearance of this civilization from physical records and their extensive local discovery and preservation efforts .

Mr. Winge, a fifth-generation Floridian, has been presenting live pageants and other types of historical programs since he was 12 years old. He became an expert on Florida history when he was only in his twenties. His presentations are known for their ability to bring history to life – perfect for audiences of all ages curious about the past.

To learn more about the Estero Historical Society, visit facebook.com/esterohistory. ¦

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