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The Cuban Missile Crisis in Central Florida

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the ninth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Lewis Metzger explores how the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the two world superpowers at the time, the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This Cold War nuclear armed conflict was the closest the world has ever come to nuclear warfare. This program investigates the role of military installations like MCO Air Force Base and the ways in which the local media reported on the crisis. Lewis Metzger is a native born Floridian. He is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Daytona State College where he teaches courses on U.S. History and world history. His research interests include military, social, and Florida history in the 20th century.

Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

May 4 @ 10:00 am -
May 4 @ 11:00 am


Presenter Information:
Lewis Metzger, Assistant Professor of History, Daytona State College
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Event Contact:

Randy Jaye
(407) 497-5755

Event Venue:

Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 United States
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Venue Phone:
(407) 497-5755

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