Jan 23, 2024
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Jim Wilson, a distinguished native of Vero Beach, invites history enthusiasts and treasure hunters on a captivating journey into the depths of the 1715 Fleet's history and treasures. This enthralling lecture will delve into the fleet's historical significance, its tragic demise, and the intricacies of effective treasure hunting techniques using metal detectors, accompanied by invaluable beachcombing insights.
Topic: Quest for Spanish Treasure: The 1715 Fleet’s Legacy
Speaker: Jim Wilson
Date: January 23, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Emerson Center
Born and raised in the picturesque surroundings of Vero Beach during the 1960s and 1970s, Jim Wilson's destiny underwent a profound transformation at the tender age of ten. During a Vero Beach Elementary field trip to Mel Fisher's office at Sexton Plaza, a chance meeting with the legendary Mel Fisher ignited Jim's imagination, instilling within him a lifelong passion for the 1715 Fleet, its storied past, and the relentless pursuit of its treasures along our pristine shores. Jim Wilson, in this exclusive event, will provide a comprehensive account of the fleet's history and offer expert guidance on the art of metal detecting for treasure.
About the E-Series: Vero Beach's premier performance venue, the Emerson Center, proudly presents its E-Series lectures—a series dedicated to topics that engage, educate, and entertain. The Emerson Center is located at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL. Doors open 1 hour prior to the lecture, and while admission to the E-Series is free, we greatly appreciate a suggested $10 donation. Mark your calendar for the upcoming E-Series dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 27, and March 5 and 12. Don't miss these exciting events!
About the Emerson Center: The Emerson Center's mission is to provide educational, enlightening, and thought-provoking programs, alongside memorable musical events, for our community. For further information, please visit us online at TheEmersonCenter.com. The Emerson Center is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.