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Off the Page: Local History and Book Discussion with Ron Prouty and Peggy Donho
November 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The History Center at Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point presents a conversation with authors Ron Prouty and Peggy Donho as part of “Off the Page Literary Celebration.” Local authors Ron Prouty and Peggy Donho discuss the research behind their book Miguel’s Bay: The Pioneer Tale of Miguel and Frederica Guerro. Miguel Guerro, a Menorcan sailor born in 1817 established a fishing rancho on Terra Ceia Island off the west coast of Florida in 1848. Frederica Kramer, born in 1830, immigrated to Florida from Bavaria in 1855. In spite of their language barriers, they fell in love and endured the Third Seminole Indian War, a deadly fever, and the hardships of the Civil War.
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Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Library Foundation for Sarasota County. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities
November 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm -
November 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm