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The Little Town that Unity Built
Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum of Black History and Culture, will present The Little Town That Unity Built about Punta Gorda’s history. Punta Gorda, a small town on Florida’s Southwest coast, has the distinction of having the state’s second oldest population. The town has another lesser known but significant distinction as well. Punta Gorda has been characterized as having a “unique sociology” due to its early biracial settlement and development. Similar aspects can be seen in both Punta Gorda and Boca Grande through shared economic and familial ties. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Boca Grande Historical Society.
Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Date/time: February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented By:Martha Bireda, Director of the Blancahrd House Museum of Black History and Culture