The night was cool and breezy and the music was reggae at the November 14, 2019, River Night, organized by the city's Recreation Department. Our Port St. Lucie Historical Society board member Dianne Aguiar, left, was one of the many attending with their dogs. Also on hand at this popular family event were board members Paula Lewis, right, and Mary Dodge. The evening of island music was staged between the river and the two historical houses at Westmoreland Park, next to the PSL Botanical Gardens.
Reggae Rainfall will be at the Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2019, River Nights on the shore of the St. Lucie River next to the Botanical Gardens ... and so will we. Come say hello. Join now for 2020. Great music, great setting ... behind the the Historic Houses from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Virtual Museum for this and other historic tales.
What happens when you discover a some secrets about an ancestor who had been in the fog of the past? Local historian and Jensen Beach native Rachel Heid, a PSL Historical Society Member, shared tales of her journey learning more about her great-grandfather Burt Pruitt, famous local fishing guide. He was known not just for his skills, recognized locally and by many rich and famous fishers, but for the wild parties, bootlegging and other questionable behavior at his fish camp on the North Fork. By the time he sold the last of his property to GDC in 1970, he was known as a local environmentalist.
Rachel is shown below flanked by her daughters Kaitlin (left) and Emilee. To learn more about Burt Pruitt, click here.
The talk followed a lovely buffet dinner at the Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae. More than 40 members and guests attended and stayed to chat following the meeting.
The extra hour of sunlight was a perfect for the River Nights event on March 14 and the reggae music by Rainfall. We were there to answer the questions many of the visitors had about the historic houses now on their foundations. It will be slow but eventually these will be refurbished to provide a museum and other community uses. Stop by and see us at the next River Nights on April 11, last of the season
email@example.com. We'll be welcoming some of the new members who signed up at Botanica. Click the attached invite for more information.