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500 Years of Maritime Florida: Florida and World War II
March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Venue:St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
For our final speaker in the 500 Year of Maritime Florida Speaker Series, Gary Mormino will be discussing Florida during World War II. Beginning with Pearl Harbor, Mormino will explore the impacts of the war on Florida. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Florida was the smallest state in the South. Today, Florida is a Sunbelt megastate. World War II is the lynchpin. The war galvanized Floridians, resulting in the influx of two million servicemen. WWII also ignited a modern civil rights movement, new roles for women, and the dawn of the Florida Dream.
Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.
Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL
This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.
Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.