Apollo School Speaker Series: ‘Lights, Camera, Action! When Hobe Sound was Picture City’


As part of its 2018 Winter Speaker Series, The Apollo School Foundation presents Wiliam F. “Rick” Crary on January 18, 7 PM, at The Apollo School, 9141 SE Apollo St., Hobe Sound.

Mr. Crary is a local attorney, historian and author of A Treasure We Call Home. He will share his research on the legendary Lewis J. Selznick’s dream of Hollywood East and stories from his family’s three generations in Martin County.

The Apollo School Foundation has been involved in rehabilitating the Apollo Street School, which was built in 1924 and served generations of Hobe Sound’s children.  In the sixties, it no longer could accommodate the community’s large number of children and was closed.  Then it began to deteriorate.  The Apollo School Foundation was determined to bring it back to its former glory which it has accomplished.  The work continues as we move toward acquiring, preserving and displaying, within our small historical museum, the tangible memories of Hobe Sounders.  The building also sponsors cultural, historical and educational events for the community.   

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Apollo School is one of our town’s treasures, not just because it provides a look at Hobe Sound as it once was, but also because it serves the community as a museum, cultural arts and educational facility.  The Apollo School Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.

From Amazon:
Rick Crary has spent years of digging through rare books and buried records searching for Florida’s forgotten past. And now, he takes us on a treasure hunt through time to uncover enduring significance in the vanishing history of Florida and her hidden Treasure Coast.

Crary employs his skills as a tireless researcher and master story-teller to disclose the dreams and destinies of people whose lives have been linked forever with Florida’s Treasure Coast, including: an embattled President; a washed-up movie mogul; a judge who murdered a judge; a newsman sage; a Pineapple King—and Florida’s Great Gatsby Governor.

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