Agriculture has been a part of Apopka’s history for many years. The designation of “The Indoor Foliage Capital of the World” resulted from farmworkers' hard work, farms, and nurseries.
The Museum of the Apopkans is pleased to host a special exhibit with associated events during August, remembering these workers' efforts through art! The exhibit will open on Wednesday, August 16th, at 3:00 p.m. A major feature will be one of the quilt pieces made by muck farmworkers, family, and friends. One of these farmworkers, Ms. Linda Lee, will be exhibiting some of her fabric art pieces. These smaller pieces of fabric art poignantly tell the story of these folks. Additional displays and videos will go into detail about the lives of the farmworkers.
A special feature will be a book signing on Friday, August 18th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dale Finley Slongwhite is the author of the book "Fed Up", which features several farmworkers sharing their stories.
Books will be available for purchase.
Plan to come to see this special part of Apopka’s history at the Museum of the Apopkans, 122 East 5th Street. Admission is always free, and donations are gratefully accepted.
The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit the website at theapopkamuseum.com or call 407-703-1707 for more information.