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Lawrence E. Will Museum has new exhibits

BELLE GLADE — The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades has new educational, entertaining exhibits.

Expedition Ice Age: Journey back in time over 10,000 years to the last Ice Age, when Paleoindians, woolly mammoths, and saber-toothed cats ruled wild Florida! Come explore the ancient past of the northern everglades through fossils and artifacts! Enjoy a fun filled educational outing for the whole family!

Donald Neal: A Plethora of Styles: Celebrated for his mastery of the Trompe l’ oeil (“fool the eye”) method of oil painting, Neal blends technical mastery with native genius for conveying the substance of the Glades experience. Neal’s compositions are elegant in their execution and present an impressive range of themes from meditations on class conflict, race, and poverty, to humanity’s tenuous relationship with nature in the watery world of the northern Everglades.

• People of the Water: Learn about the Native People who lived in the Glades for thousands of years before Europeans “discovered” America. The Precolumbian Belle Glade culture is explored in this exhibit devised by professional archaeologists, to interpret findings of generations of researchers working in the region.

The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades (in the old library) is located at 530 South Main Street in Belle Glade. Hours of Operation: Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or by appointment)

For information, call 561 853 4443