Florida: The way we were

Water color by Donald Sunshine
Water color by Donald Sunshine Marco Island Historical Museum

The Marco Island Historical Museum last week opened The Goodland Cottages, an exhibition of architectural water colors by Donald Sunshine and artifacts from Historic Goodland. The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 31, pays homage to Goodland’s isolated lifestyle of fireside irons, kerosene stoves and ice box refrigeration. As an en plein aire painter and architect, Sunshine has portrayed hundreds of the Goodland cottages and buildings, showing the spirit of, and responsibilities of, stewardship. Goodland, like many old small communities, is constantly under the threat of development and the loss of its original identity.

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