Mar 09, 2020

Newsletter | March 2020

    "Pages From Our Library's Past" Mural Progress Our artist, Skip Dyrda, is busy painting our 30th mural at the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library on Shreve Street. Stop by and say Hi! He is also creating small videos along the way.  Here's his latest - take a look:     "PAINTING THE TOWN" Mural Book  Our 25th Anniversary Mural Book Available at Copperfish Books 103 W. Marion Avenue Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Buy it ONLINE     Perry McAdow arrived in Punta Gorda during the winter of 1896 as a guest of the luxurious Hotel Punta Gorda. Resident Kelly Harvey overheard McAdow exclaim while on the veranda of the hotel, "I've found the place to spend the rest of my days!." And so he did, bringing his vast fortune to our little frontier town. Learn more about the man who had a major impact on Punta Gorda. THIS WEDNESDAY Join Us for the 5th Lecture in Our 1-Hour Local History Series  "Perry McAdow: One of Punta Gorda's Most Beloved Citizens"  Free 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Wednesday, March 11th Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association 2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda       ONLY 5 Tours Left this Season! Don't Miss out.         The Historic Punta Gorda Army Airfield Mural is Coming Back     In 2002, the Mural Society painted our 17th mural capturing the Historic Punta Gorda Army Airfield (PGAAF) at the Punta Gorda Airport. The mural was lost in 2004 with Hurricane Charley. Here are 2 photos of the original mural.   A Little History:  The Army Airfield was constructed in 1943 and was used as a training facility for Army Air Corp pilots receiving instruction in flying mostly P-40 and later P-51

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