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White Sand, Black Gold, and Sweet Water: History of the Heartland

Through images of the landscape and interpretive text panels, this exhibit highlights the history of Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties. The counties were linked historically when DeSoto was a larger county comprised of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Charlotte, and Glades counties. Their sandy soils and citrus and cattle ranches that developed on the land link the counties geographically.

The exhibit includes historical photos and visual timelines that provide an overview of the people and events from the 1900s to the present.

This exhibit is available for rental to museums, schools, and libraries. Call (863) 784-7240 for additional information.

 Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity. 

- Daniel Barenboim