CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Museum is happy to announce that Donnie Drake will be returning to present a free program at the Clewiston Museum on Thursday. Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. The program will feature the history of Clewiston in the 1930s.
Donnie Drake will make a slideshow presentation about Clewiston during the 1930s and will begin where he left off in his 2019 presentation about Clewiston’s first decade of the 1920s. With the nation going into the Great Depression, C. S. Mott takes Southern Sugar out of receivership and the second phase of the growth of Clewiston and the sugar industry begins. Come and learn about the history of Clewiston by seeing the changes in the town, the sugar company and learning about three of our pioneers that lived during that era.
Donnie lives in Hobe Sound now but grew up in Clewiston and graduated from Clewiston High School in 1972 as did his parents and siblings before him. He has a great love for Clewiston, its amazing history and how it came into being. He maintains an active Facebook collection of old photos and articles about Clewiston.
The Clewiston Museum is a private not-for-profit that relies on donations, grants, the support of its members, and fundraising events to remain in operation. It is located at 109 Central Avenue in Clewiston and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours are by appointment only. Contact the museum at 863-983-2870 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.