Passport to La Florida Archive

 March 6, 2009

The Florida Museum took guests back to the 16th century at Passport to La Florida. In an effort to pay homage to our mission and represent the collections and research at the Museum La Florida proved to be a visual feast of Old World and New World splendor. Guests enjoyed native inspired food from Blue Water Bay, danced to tunes from Gosia & Ali and bid on a wide variety of items in the very successful silent auction.

We would like to thank the Florida Museum Associates Board for producing another fantastic evening and working hard to bring old Florida to the Museum. The artistry, the sounds and the food created an authentic atmosphere that all enjoyed. Their efforts helped the Museum raise over $45,000 to help support exhibits, public programs and research.

A special thank you again this year to Jim Brandenberg for building the wonderful chikee hut, and to Alan Shapiro for donating the trees and plants that transformed the front lobby into a mysterious Florida swamp.


Presenting Sponsors

Charles & Wanda Denny

Phil & Barbara Emmer

Dr. Madelyn Lockhart

Mac & Libby McGriff

Geoffrey & Ann Moore

Doug Smith & Beth Davis

Tom & Martha Warner

Supporting Sponsors

Alicia Churchill

Alta Systems, Inc.

Stan Given & Terri Dolan

Ken & Linda McGurn

Clark & BJ Hodge

Sergio Marentes & Nick Davis

Annette Perry

Shands HealthCare

Rick & Aase Thompson

Wachovia Bank

Lisa Wasshausen & Jamie Grooms

Host Committee

Ken & Laura Berns

Riley & Peggy Blitch

Tito Calvo/Quality Web

Donald & Cecilia Caton

Joe & Ginny Cauthen

David & Jacki Challoner

David & Mary Ann Cofrin

Roland & Joyce Daniels

Kathy Deagan & Larry Harris

Paul & Polly Doughty

Betty Dunckel

Ron & Dianne Farb

Paul & Mary Ellen Funderburk

Leonard & Libby Furlow

Peter & Lisa Gearen

Ira & Gerri Gessner

Sam & Deborah Goforth

Evelyn & Gene Hemp

Chic & Bobbie Holden

Roy Hunt

Roman Janos

Ed Jennings, Jr.

Bob & Lisa Jerry

Doug & Sheila Jones

Malcolm & Susan King

John & Peggy Kirkpatrick

Ken & Suzanne Kirkpatrick

Paul & Leslie Klein

Dennis & Carrie Lee

Norman & Roslyn Levy

Colby Lowe

Ralph & Bronia Lowenstein

Bruce & Jeannette MacFadden

Bruce Mast & Lynn Findley

Bill & Sandra Olinger

Arlan & Edith Rosenbloom

John & Nancy Ross

Mel & Lorna Rubin

Jon & Beverly Sensbach

Graig & Kris Shaak

Harry & Christiana Shaw

Steve & Carol Shey

Ilene Silverman & Harvey Budd

Terry & Margie Silverman

Bob & Beverly Singer

George & Linda Singleton

Jack & Eileen Smith

Tom & Susan Spain

Craig & Audrae Tisher

Joe & Eve Wilder

Edward & Kate Wilkinson

Victor M. Yellen &
Arlene C. Huszar