Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

Lecture: Florida in the Civil War? Believe it!

Time: 2:00 pm til 3:00 pm

Location: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, Florida 34208

Description: Florida Humanities Speaker Series: "Florida in the Civil War? Believe it!" by Elliot Kleinberg

America’s now in the 150th anniversary “window” (1861-1865; 2011-2015) and while Florida might be the most “northern” southern state now, it was the third to secede, and played a much more strategic role than most history books let on. Learn about Florida’s role in the blockade, its critical battles, the tragedy of its governor, and the veterans who founded many Florida cities, and how some people are still fighting the war. And why the war is the reason Florida has 18 million people!

Free admission and parking. No RSVP required, seating on a first come, first served basis.
Open to the public. Ages 13 & up recommended.

Manatee Village Historical Park is proud to be a Florida Humanities Council (FHC) Speaker Series partner. Between now and March 2018, Manatee Village Historical Park will present five speakers from the Florida Humanities Council. These talks are made possible by funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.

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