Lunch & Learn – Weird Florida: Eliot Kleinberg

Start time 2024-06-26 11:30
Finished Time 2024-06-26 13:00
Address 400 Binks Forest Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Lunch & Learn – Weird Florida: Eliot Kleinberg


Florida native and longtime journalist Eliot Kleinberg spent his career documenting daily life in the Sunshine State. He’s also the author of more than two dozen books – all about Florida. Needless to say, he’s an expert on the weird stories that have come to define Florida.

Kleinberg will be the featured speaker at the Wellington Historical Society’s June 26th Lunch and Learn series where he’ll talk about “Weird Florida.”

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wellington National Golf Club, 400 Binks Forest Dr. in Wellington. Tickets are available here.

Born in South Florida, Kleinberg spent nearly four decades as a reporter, including more than 33 years at The Palm Beach Post. In addition to covering local news, he wrote extensively about Florida and Florida history, including a local history column that ran in The Post for two decades. In 1998, he published “Weird Florida.”

“Any time you jam descendants of slaves, rednecks, Indians, con artists, carpetbaggers, drug smugglers, fugitives, UFO abductees, strippers, alligators, and political refugees into a flat peninsula surrounded by water but with hardly a drop to drink anymore, you get a pretty weird place. Weird Florida,” Kleinberg says of his book, which now includes two editions.

Other titles by Kleinberg include “Wicked Palm Beach” and “Palm Beach Past.”

“We’re excited to host Eliot Kleinberg for our Lunch and Learn series, and we look forward to hearing all the weird stories he has gathered as a journalist and lover of history,” said Sue Bierer, President of the Wellington Historical Society. “We welcome the community to join us for this presentation.”

Tickets for the event are $45 for WHS members and $50 for non-members. Tickets are available for sale here.

The Wellington Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization driven by dedicated residents with the goal of preserving the unique history of Wellington. Learn more or become a member by visiting

Event Details:

  • Date: June26, 2024
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Wellington National Golf Club