The Immortal Fountain: The Fountain of Youth in Florida’s History, Mythology and

Event Type: Second Saturday Programs
Date: 3/9/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 The story of the Fountain of Youth has proved to be amazingly long-lived and multi-cultural. One story of a legendary fountain was circulated among the indigenous people of the Caribbean and recounted in Antonio de Herrera’s chronicle of the voyage of Ponce de León published in the early 1600s. Among the many storied locations of the Fountain, Florida is definitely high on the list of possibilities. Dr. Mallory O’Connor, Professor Emerita of Art History at Santa Fe College, explores the connection between the fabled Fountain of Youth and the development of Florida as a land where dreams come true and people can reinvent themselves. Works of art—both traditional and popular—provide the framework for an intriguing look into the heart of Florida’s self-image.#vivaflorida
Library: Orlando Public Library
Location: Albertson Room
Contact: Adult Programs Department
Presenter: Dr. Mallory O’Connor, Professor Emerita of Art His