October is Family History Month and in honor of our ethnic backgrounds, our connection to the past and our love for family, Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society presents “A Cultural & Genealogical Community Showcase.”
Come celebrate the cultures of the world on October 1 at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Lineage, genealogical, historical and cultural societies will be in attendance.
Bring the whole family. Admission is free, and there will be so much to do and see. Come in traditional outfit or dress in your ancestors’ flag colors. Take photos at our cultural photo booth area. Watch Scottish Highland dancing, discover the Genealogy Room, and see the documentary film, “Finding Samuel Lowe.” The film is about a Harlem African-Chinese-Jamaican woman looking for her family roots, whose journey takes her from Harlem to Canada, Massachusetts, Jamaica and China. It is a surprising story of one family's discoveries.
The Library opens at 9 a.m. Festivities start at 9:15 and end at 1:00 p.m. Movie seating is limited, so plan on getting there early.
Register for this free event online https://tinyurl.com/PastfindersCulturalDay2022 or register at the door. Each registrant will receive a welcome packet and complimentary raffle tickets. Registration is not required but recommended.
Center for Dance and the Performing Arts “CDPA”
Scottish Highland Dancers Demonstration and History
Movie Finding Samuel Lowe Documentary
2 showings with limited seating
Groups that will be in attendance
Sons of the American Revolution “SAR”-
Daughters of the American Revolution Tomoka Chapter “DAR”-
South Lake Historical Society
Clermont Historical Village
Oak Tree Cemetery: Groveland Project
The Caribbean American Association
Jewish Friends of Kings Ridge & Congregation Sinai Temple
Cooper Memorial Library Writers Group
Friends of Cooper Memorial Library