Jupiter residents past and present have the opportunity to come together and share history at the "Old Days Meet Up" at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
Inspired by the book, "The Loxahatchee Lament: Reminiscences of Jupiter," locals and visitors can share memories of life in "the old days." Whether you grew up in the town or vacationed with family, the meet up allows people to share photos, memories and treasures of life in Jupiter.
Step up to the mic and tell your story at this unique social event. It'll be held at the Museum Quarterdeck on Saturday, April 7th at 1 p.m. RSVP by calling 561-747-8380 X101.
Location: 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter.
Fun Facts about Jupiter, Florida:
• The area was originally named after the Native American tribe, Hobe, which in Spanish is written as “Jobe.” A mapmaker mistranslated the word to “Jove," which is the Latin translation for the Roman god, Jupiter. Jupiter was the king of the Roman gods, also known as Zeus in Greek mythology.
• Jupiter sticks out further into the Atlantic Ocean than any other part of Florida's coast. It has been considered an important stopping point for sailors headed to Central and South America since 1550. Even the New World explorers have been through the area, which you can learn more about at the historic Jupiter Lighthouse, one of the town’s biggest attractions.
• Before the millennium, the local Jupiter economy relied on cypress and pine logging, fishing, and growing flowers, pineapples and citrus fruits. Today the economy counts on its great sport fishing, boating and tourism.
• The Dubois Museum and Pioneer Home at Dubois Park was built upon an Indian Mound Archaeological Site. The mound is an ancient relic of Florida’s native people and illustration of the area’s rich culture.