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U-Boats, Saboteurs, and Orange Groves: Florida in World War II
May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. The twelfth lecture explores Florida’s role in World War II and how it was far more consequential to the safety of the United States than previously realized and how Florida was necessary in the defense of mainland United States and how it won the largest war in history.
Ryan Lowry runs Patriot Preservation LLC which specializes in traveling World War II exhibits based on a variety of themes and includes over 10,000 objects from the Second World War. He is currently writing a book on the Pacific War.
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.
May 13 @ 10:00 am -
May 13 @ 11:00 am