unity 500 wideHistory For Lauderdale Celebrates Native American Heritage Month With “Circle Of Unity” Exhibit Opening November 9

This intergenerational, multi-disciplinary exhibition presents a contemporary perspective of Seminole artists on the cycles of solidarity and patterns of resilience that have always existed within the histories of the Seminole and Miccosukee People of Florida.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 6, 2020) – History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will celebrate the significant contributions of local Native American artists during Native American Heritage Month in November. On Monday, November 9, "Circle of Unity,” will go on display in the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale. This intergenerational, multi-disciplinary exhibition that presents a contemporary perspective of Seminole artists on the cycles of solidarity and patterns of resilience that have always existed within the histories of the Seminole and Miccosukee People of Florida will be on view through January 12, 2021.

South Florida residents and visitors are invited to view the exhibit’s digital premiere by joining a virtual tour and discussion featuring the artists and a few of the stories behind the works on Friday, November 20, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. RSVP to receive a link on the day of the event at http://bit.ly/HFLCircleofUnity.

“It is an honor and a privilege to host ‘Circle of Unity’ in the very spot that the original people of the land we now know as Fort Lauderdale helped build and cultivate,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. “We are grateful to the Native American artists for sharing their tradition, culture and vision with the community and to the Seminole Tribe of Florida for its unwavering support of History Fort Lauderdale during Native American Heritage Month.”

 Circle of Unity Image Designed by Gordon OIiver Wareham