Published On: Fri, Mar 15th, 2019

Fifth generation Floridian to speak at Yesteryear Village

Harvey Oyer

Fifth generation Floridian to speak this Saturday at Yesteryear Village’s Living History Park 

WHO/WHAT: A live lecture series continues at Yesteryear Village-A Living History Park and will feature Harvey E. Oyer III, a fifth generation Floridian. The series began last August.

WHEN: 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16

WHERE: In the Bink Glisson Museum at Yesteryear Village-A Living History Park, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach

DETAILS: Oyer will present the “Adventures of Charlie Pierce.” A descendent from one of the earliest pioneer families in South Florida, he is the great-great grandson of Captain Hannibal Dillingham Pierce and his wife Margretta Moore Pierce, who in 1872 became one of the first non-Native American families to settle in Southeast Florida. Oyer is the great-grand nephew of Charlie Pierce, the subject of his book series. Oyer is an attorney in West Palm Beach, a Cambridge University educated archaeologist, and an avid historian. He served for many years as the chairman of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and has written or contributed to numerous books and articles about Florida history. Many of the stories contained in his book series have been passed down through five generations of his family. Oyer has won numerous awards for his “Adventures of Charlie Pierce” children’s book series.

ADMISSION: Cost to attend is $35 and includes admission to Yesteryear Village and a meet and greet reception. For more details and to purchase tickets, go online to

About Yesteryear Village
Yesteryear Village is a living history park nestled on 10 acres at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, in West Palm Beach. The park showcases buildings and artifacts prior to 1940. The large collection of early, original and replicated buildings includes three prominent historic buildings — The Red Level Baptist Church, The Bink Glisson Museum and the Riddle House — an old school, a farm, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and several houses. There also is the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Museum — the only big band museum in the United States. Group and school guided tours are available by request. Call (561)795-3110 to schedule a tour or register and pay online at Special events, photo shoots, weddings, and corporate events also are available. Call (561)790-4908 for additional information and to reserve the facility.

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