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The lineup for this weekend’s Treasure Coast History Festival has been announced, with separate sessions on the native Ais culture and the life of landscape artist A.E. “Bean’’ Backus headlining the event.
The free festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Fort Pierce and features historical re-enactors, ghost tours, historical trolley rides, sessions on historical topics and an old-Florida fish fry.
This is the fourth year of the festival, which highlights the history of the Treasure Coast. Free and open to the public, the festival is produced by Indian River Magazine Inc. in association with Main Street Fort Pierce, Sunrise Ford/Volkswagen, the St. Lucie County Historical Society, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery and the Sunrise Theatre. It is held on Second Street in front of the Sunrise Theatre between Orange Avenue and Depot Drive.
“We hope people attending will learn more about the rich history of the Treasure Coast,” said Gregory Enns, publisher of Indian River Magazine and chairman of the History Festival. ‘’It’s a great way to interact with people knowledgable about the history of the region.”
This is the day’s lineup. Sessions in the Sunrise Theatre Black Box are on a first come, first served basis. Except for the fish fry and historical trolley tours, all events are free:
9 a.m. — History Festival opens at 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce
Authors of books on the history of the Treasure Coast will also be featured in the festival’s Authors Alley. The alley will give visitors a chance to purchase locally written books and to talk to the authors.