"We Remember Backus"

"We Remember Backus" Panel Discussion
​January 11, 2020
4th Annual Treasure Coast History Festival
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery will present a panel discussion entitled “We Remember Backus” as a session in the fourth annual Treasure Coast History Festival on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The panel discussion will start at 1:00 pm in the Sunrise Theatre’s Black Box Theatre located at 117 South 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Admission is free and no reservations are required, though seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

The discussion, moderated by the Museum’s Executive Director,
J. Marshall Adams, will explore the historical significance and the abiding impact of the artist’s life on those who remember him, and how those who never knew him can learn from his example as an artist and as an altruist, who quietly used his skills and reputation to make the world a better place. The session will feature Mary “Baby” Backus Clapp (the artist’s surviving niece) with family memories; Doretha Hair Truesdell, the widow of Backus protégé and original Highwaymen artist Alfred Hair; and Jacqueline Schindehette, noted student of Backus who was with him in his final hours. Other guests will also share their memories of the artist.

Individuals are welcome to contribute their own personal stories and photographs as memories of Bean Backus online, for possible sharing on stage and for preserving this important local history. Please click on the "Share Your Stories" button, or visit www.indianrivermagazine.com/we-remember-backus/ to offer the special, funny, or important ways you remember A.E. Backus.

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Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
500 North Indian River Drive
Historic Downtown
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
772-465-0630
          
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