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Hidden History of Florida
The “Hidden History of Florida” presentation is the fourth presentation in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society’s 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The presenter is James C. Clark, PhD., senior lecturer in the University of Central Florida’s history department and author of nine Florida history books.
Florida’s history is as diverse as its residents and much of it is still hidden. Since the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, the state has played host to many strange and fascinating stories. These stories include a heartbroken senator who entered a mental institution over unrequited love for an heiress, and thousands of British pilots who trained in flight schools across the state. Another account discusses the true, and darker, story of Pocahontas which is linked to the “first barbecue.”
This presentation offers a fast-paced journey through 400 years of Florida’s history and unearths stories hidden beneath swamps and sand for years. Learn about many little-known facts that most of us know little to nothing about. Discover a new appreciation for Florida’s past.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society.
Date/time: January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Presented By:James Clark, Senior Lecturer, History Department, University of Central Florida