Events Calendar

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Alert: Due to Hurricane Ian, some events have been canceled or postponed. We are working to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

 

The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

The "The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine" presentation is the third program in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society's 2021-22 Speaker Series lectures. The presenter is J. Michael Butler, PhD., Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College, and author of the book: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980. The presentation focuses on the civil rights movement in St. Augustine and how

Hidden History of Florida

Anderson-Price Building 42 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

The "Hidden History of Florida" presentation is the fourth presentation in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society's 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The presenter is James C. Clark, PhD., senior lecturer in the University of Central Florida's history department and author of nine Florida history books. Florida's history is as diverse as its residents and much of it is still hidden. Since the arrival of the Spanish in 1513,

Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire

Anderson-Price Building 42 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

The "Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire" presentation is the fifth presentation in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society's 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The presenter is James "Zach" Zacharias, senior curator of education and history curator at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, member of the Volusia County Historic Preservation Board and author. Since the European invasion started in 1513, Florida has been the site of many

7000-Year-Old Discoveries: Manasota Key Archaeological Site

Anderson-Price Building 42 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

The "7000-Year-Old Discoveries: Manasota Key Archaeological Site" presentation is the sixth presentation in the Ormond Beach Historical Society's 2021-22 Speaker Series. The presenter is Ryan M. Duggins, PhD., Florida State Underwater Archaeological Supervisor. An unexpected discovery by a fossil hunter diving a quarter-mile off Manasota Key near Venice, Florida, has led to a groundbreaking archaeological project. Investigations by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research at the Manasota Key Offshore site

Timucua Indians and the Missions of Spanish Florida

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

This presentation is one of a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society's 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. Beginning in the 1560s, first Jesuit and then Franciscan friars founded more than 150 missions among native peoples from south Florida to the Chesapeake Bay. The largest number were in Timucua Indian towns in southern Georgia and northern Florida. By the time Spain relinquished La Florida to Great Britain in 1763 only two

Florida Women Journalist & Politics

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

This presentation is the final in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society's 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The discussion will explore the role of women in 1950s advertising based on the television show Mad Men, and the history of food journalism in newspapers during the 1940s through the 1970s. It also focuses the experiences of pioneering women's editors which allows for a better perspective of women in journalism today

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