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The French Connection

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The French Connection

The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. The sixth presentation will how the French had a long connection to Florida dating back to 1563 with their colony of Fort Caroline. Campbell Town, Napoleon’s nephew, French aid during the American Revolutionary War, pirates, John James Audubon, merci trains and more are discussed in this presentation about the French influence in Florida over the last 500 years.

James “Zach” Zacharias, is a Florida Native born and raised in Miami and holds degrees from Florida State University in Communications, University of Central Florida in American History and a Master’s in Education from Nova South Eastern University. Zach has been with the Museum of Arts and Sciences for more than 25 years and is the Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History with a specialty in Florida history, art and paleontology.

This program is free, including an opening reception with refreshments at 9:30AM. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building, and the handicap entrance is at the rear of the building.

Funding 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:

January 28 @ 10:00 am -
January 28 @ 11:00 am


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