Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 6 is 'Museum Week' on Talkin' Tourism

This week's guests on Talkin' Tourism are Sheila Leach-Stuart, executive director of the Maritime and Yachting Museum of Florida (MYM); Chris Sawicki, president of the Stuart Heritage Museum; and Ruth McSween, curator of the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.

Leach-Stuart will discuss the Maritime and Yachting Museum of Florida's plans for a new 30,000 square foot facility at Indian Riverside Park, as well as the musuem's community activities, exhibits and collections. Be sure to listen for two great programs the musuem is presenting this month: 100 Years of British Shipbuilding presented by Ashley Ford on February 10; and for Black History Month--The Atlantic Slave Trade and Life Aboard the Slave Ships: A slide-illustrated presentation, by marine archeologist David Moore and Dr Jerome Handler, who is affiliated with Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Sawicki will highlight the homes and buildings featured in the Stuart Heritage Museum's 2009 annual home tour, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 14. This annual tour is in its 20th year and celebrates Stuart's heritage. Each year, about 500 tickets are sold, and the event attracts visitors from throughout the Treasure Coast and South Florida.

McSween will talk about the new memorial being built at the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, the only one in the nation dedicated exclusively to the US Navy SEALs. This Saturday, February 7, four artists will unveil their visions of the memorial, which will take into account weapons, poses, uniforms, heritage and history.

Listen to the show Friday, February 6 on WPSL 1590 AM at 10 a.m.; or check back after the show to download for listening on your computer or iPod.
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