Ormond Beach Historical Society
Sunday Symposiums 2021-2022

Due to the continuing threat from COVID, please check our website
before each program to determine if they will be in-person or virtual.

November 14, 2021 – Vietnam War Veterans Roundtable Discussion

Bob Adkins, Vietnam War Veterans of America, will facilitate a living history with several local military veterans who tell personal stories of their experiences and duties during the Vietnam War.


March 13, 2022 – From Shrimp to Sharks

A healthy Indian River Lagoon depends on thousands of organisms that rely on clean water for survival. Hear Chad MacFie, Manager, Marine Sciences Center, explain how these relationships build the food chain of the lagoon and help support the economy of Volusia County. 

April 24, 2022 – Jim Crow Era Propaganda, Artifacts and Upheavals in Florida

Join Randy Jaye, historian and OBHS Board of Directors member, for a journey through the Jim Crow Era (1877-1968), which was a period in American history when oppressive state and local laws, mostly in the Deep South (including Florida), enforced racial segregation. The era began after Reconstruction in 1877 and lasted into the 1960s when the success of the modern Civil Rights Movement led to its demise.


May 15, 2022 – Embry-Riddle at War: Aviation Training in World War II

Learn how ERAU grew from a tiny flight school in Miami to one of the largest civilian-owned aviation schools. Professor Stephen G. Craft will share how hundreds were trained as pilots and other occupations that contributed to the war effort.  


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