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Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire

February 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire Book

The “Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire” presentation is the fifth presentation in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society’s 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The presenter is James “Zach” Zacharias, senior curator of education and history curator at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, member of the Volusia County Historic Preservation Board and author.

Since the European invasion started in 1513, Florida has been the site of many armed conflicts, skirmishes and wars such as the three Seminole Indian Wars and the American Civil War. As a result, many forts were built all over Florida by the Spanish, French, British and United States in an attempt to control the all-important strategic peninsula. Some of these fortifications saw little action while others were decimated by various military actions.

A few amazing forts survive today and sit as relics to a bygone age in Florida history. Uncover the history of Florida through historic forts such as Fort Caroline, Fort Clinch, St Augustine Castillo, Fort Pickens, Fort Christmas, and many more. Learn about an important aspect of Florida history through its amazing forts.

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society.

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Event Date/time:

February 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am -
February 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am


Presenter Information:
James "Zach" Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History Curator, Museum of Arts and Sciences
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Event Contact:

Randy Jaye
(407) 497-5755

Event Venue:

Anderson-Price Building
42 North Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32714
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