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a dickens christmas - free family day
december 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays at our annual Urban Family Day event! Everyone is invited free of charge to see The Urban Family Holiday Exhibit, as well as holiday trees decorated by community groups and organizations.

From 1-3 p.m., take carriage rides around the museum grounds and have your photo taken with Santa in the cafe, where light refreshments will be served. There will be art-making activities all day in the ARTSpace.

No registration required to attend.


AfterHours: Marion Civic Chorale
december 10, 5-8 p.m.

Join us for a beautiful holiday performance by the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Dr. John Guarente. Enjoy artwork by Ocala Art Group and delicious food from PDQ

Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m.
Free for museum members; $10 at the door for nonmembers..


Paradise Park Remembered
Exhibition talk and book signing
december 10, 5-8 p.m.

Lu Vickers and Cynthia Wilson-Graham, co-authors of the recently published "Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs," will give a talk on their work and interest in the history of segregation in Florida tourism. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception; books will be available for purchase in the Appleton Store.

This event is free and open to the public.


Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.