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History of the Calusa

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Estero Fire Rescue

Yesterday and Today
Free Speaker Series
Hosted by the Estero Historical Society

History of the Calusa
Guest Speaker Jacob Winge
Saturday February 12 2022—9:30 am

Estero Park & Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Continental Breakfast Served


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Free Presentation Hosted by the Estero Historical Society

When most people think of Florida’s first people, few imagine a complex society – perhaps one of the most complex in North America at the time.  On Feb. 12 journey back 10,000 years and meet The Calusa – People of the Estuary.  

Learn about the unique connection between Southwest Florida’s early advanced society; the connection that the Calusa had with the development of our unique estuarine system, their interactions with other tribes and early Spanish explorers, and ultimately the disappearance of this civilization from the physical record and their significant discovery and preservation efforts locally.

Mr. Winge, a fifth generation Floridian has been presenting living history re-enactments and other types of historical programs since the age of 12. He has become an expert on Florida history while still only in his 20’s. His presentations are known for their ability to bring history to life –perfect for audiences of any age with a curiosity about the past. In addition to his history expertise, in 2021 Mr. Winge was selected as one of Gulfshore Business’ 40 under 40 for his business contributions in the region. 


February 12
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, 33928 United States


Estero Historical Society
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