Date: August 19, 2021 to August 19, 2021
Where: Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville Beach,, Duval County, Florida, United States, 32250
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
Timucuan Parks Foundation and the Beaches Museum will host Author and Florida Times-Union Columnist Mark Wood at its Boardwalk Talk at TPF's "Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks" exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 19. The event will be held both in-person and virtually starting at 6:30 p.m. Woods the author of "Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America's National Parks," will be presenting his work and his experience spending a year visiting national parks throughout the United States. A book signing will follow the presentation. Guests should pre-register by calling (904) 241-5657 or visiting beachesmuseum.org and click on the event on the right side of the home page. The event is free to Museum members and there is a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Beaches Museum is located at 381 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. Woods began his journey on January 1 at sunrise in Maine's Acadia National Park. In the middle of his journey, he lost his mother to cancer which changed the year, his project and the subsequent book. Woods will discuss his journey through the parks and the book which became much more than he anticipated; a book about family, the parks and the legacies they both create. Timucuan Parks Foundation's 20th Anniversary "Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks" showcases Northeast Florida's parks and preserves through the work of local artist Kathy Stark and photographers Will Dickey and Tom Schifanella. It also features TPF's history and support of the parks as well as how people can get involved with the nonprofit. More information can be found at timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.