November 30, 2019 – February 29, 2020
Saturday & Sundays |9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
1302 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach
Take a look back in time….
Enter into a replica of the 1920s “La Roseada,” one of the freight vessels that docked at the historic Stub Canal Turning Basin, situated west of the Palm Beach County Convention Center and inside our present-day Howard Park.
See the history of Belle Glades and its pioneers at this unique, interactive photography exhibit. FREE to attend. Registration is required.
Become immersed in ‘long-ago Florida’
Originally settled in 1925, Belle Glade was a major center of agriculture, providing food for much of the region. The exhibition is docked at the site of the Turning Basin where ships brought agricultural goods from Belle Glade to West Palm Beach during the 1920’s before roads connected the two communities. The commercial activity that took place in the basin is central to West Palm Beach’s own history and development, prompting West Palm Beach to grow faster than established cities such as Lake Worth.
Open to the public and free to attend.
This project is funded in part by the Knight Foundation, the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, and the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District.
About The Artist:
Sofia Valiente is an award-winning photographer and storyteller. In 2015, she received the World Press Photo award for Miracle Village (1st prize, portraits, stories). Sofia’s work has been published in Time, The Guardian, El Mundo, Vice, American Photo Magazine, and many other media outlets. For the past five years Sofia has been living in the heart of Belle Glade, Florida developing her project Foreverglades, about the “last frontier” of the United States. To learn more about Sofia’s work, you can visit her website at www.sofiavaliente.com
or follow her on Instagram at @valiente_sofia
Parking for the event is located at the Howard Park Community Center Parking Lot and it is free. From there, it’s a quick walk 10 minutes north to reach the installation along the park paths.