Monday, October 18, 2021

Popular Book “A Land Remembered” Comes to Life in Crowd-Pleasing Show

Submitted Photo | Rick Smith.

Few books have captured the spirit and colorful history of Florida as has Patrick Smith’s beloved novel, A Land Remembered. It has been said many times that people should be issued a copy of A Land Remembered when they cross the Florida state line. 

Here is your opportunity to get to know the author and his work better as Smith’s son, Rick, takes the stage to delight audiences with a multimedia show about his father and the extraordinary life experiences that enabled him to write with such authority of Florida pioneers, the Seminoles, migrant workers, “river rats” of Mississippi, the social injustices of the South, the Merchant Marine in World War II and the challenges of the present. 

You can see, A Land Remembered and Smith’s other books come to life through a truly unique multimedia show his son Rick (Patrick Jr.) produced to explore his father’s colorful life as a writer and how he came to write his books. Rick will present his show on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 7 PM at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. Marco Island Historical Society members are admitted free, non-members pay $10. 

Julie Henry Matus, Curator of Education at the Tampa Bay History Center said, “We were honored to have you here at the History Center. Your presentation drew a record crowd, and we heard nothing but positive feedback from those who attended. It was a great program!”

Rick says his performance is well suited to all age groups. “Just make sure you get there early to get a seat!”  Doors will open at 6:30 PM. 

For more information, please call the Marco Island Historical Society at 239389-6447 or visit us at 

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