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U-Boats So Close to Home: An American Family’s World War II Story of Survival and the U-boat that Attacked Them
April 18 @ 7:00 pm
701 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
In this multimedia presentation based on his book Above & Beyond, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the decisions President Kennedy was forced to make. Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles. Few people realize that one of our pilots was shot down and killed by the Soviets. Tougias will also explain three other lesser known incidents that had us on the brink of nuclear war and a cover-up finally revealed by Venice FL resident and U-2 pilot Jerry McIlmoyle. ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE FREE TO MEMBERS, $5 PER PERSON TO THE PUBLIC.
Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.
Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL
This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.
Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.