Beginning in the 1880s, the Koreshan Unity Settlement, with its fundamental beliefs in equity between men and women, took up the banner of woman’s suffrage with numerous newspaper articles, public speaking events and theatrical performances addressing the topic of equity for women. In the photograph with this post, a group of Koreshans perform a play […]
In 1894, something extraordinary was happening along the banks of Mosquito Creek in what is now known as Koreshan State Park. Dr. Cyrus Teed had sent down the first group of his followers from Chicago to clear land and begin building what would be the foundations of his vision of a religious-utopian community called the […]
The Koreshans brought culture and industry to Southwest Florida. They owned and operated many businesses in the Historic Settlement, including a machine shop, general store, bakery, post office and school. For more than a quarter century, Koreshan State Park and Friends of Koreshan have offered guests a view of the life and times of Dr. […]
Hello Everyone! My name is Shawn Woodsmith. I am the coordinator for the Koreshan Ghost Walk. It is that time of year again where I need to start working on Ghost Walk. Ghost Walk is the play we put on at Koreshan State Park, the last weekend in January and first weekend in February. It […]
Now accepting vendor applications and sponsorships for our 2018 – 2019 events @ http://friendsofkoreshan.org/forms/!
For those of you still in the area (or who live here), come visit our Friends of Koreshan State Park booth at the 90th Tamiami Trail Anniversary, Saturday, April 28 @ Museum of the Everglades, 105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL, 34139, and May 1 at the 2018 Lee County Travel Rally @ Lakes Park in Fort Myers. Hope to see […]