Date(s) - Sunday, February 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
Our Guest Speak for the Sunday, February 3rd meeting is Eliot Kleinberg.
Florida’s Amazing History and Why You Should Care: A whirlwind tour of 500 years of Florida history, capped with a strong argument that Florida’s biggest challenge is encouraging its transplants to become Floridians.
Eliot Kleinberg is that rarest of Floridians: a native.
Born in South Florida, has spent nearly four decades as a reporter, including more than 30 years at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In addition to covering local news, he also writes extensively about Florida and Florida history.
“Post Time” is his weekly local history column that has run in the Post for two decades. And in early 2019, he launched “Florida Time,” a Florida history column which appears in Gatehouse newspapers statewide.
He has written 10 books, all focusing on Florida. They include “Black Cloud,” on the great 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, and two “Weird Florida” books. His latest, Peace River, is a historical novel based at the end of the Civil War.
The son of longtime prominent South Florida journalist Howard Kleinberg, he graduated from Miami-area public schools and the University of Florida. He is a member of the Florida, South Florida and Palm Beach County historical societies. He and his wife are the parents of two adult sons and live in suburban Boca Raton.