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2024 Ormond Beach Historical Society Speaker Series

Presented with a matching grant from the Florida Humanities

* All programs are held at the historic Anderson-Price Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.

* All programs are on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. (unless otherwise noted).

* Coffee and refreshments start at 9:30 a.m. 

* All programs are FREE.

* Plenty of free parking in lot adjacent to building. 

* Handicap entrance is at the rear of the building. 

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January 6, 2024

Early History of Naval Aviation

Presented by Leo Murphy, Ph.D.

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 January 20, 2024

Florida's Historic Mega Mansions

Presented by Zach Zacharis 

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 February 3, 2024

The Impact of Mary McLeod Bethune
on the Daytona Beach Area

Presented by Len Lempel, Ph.D. 

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 February 10, 2024

Women of To-Morrow: The Social Activism of
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Presented by Ashley Lear, Ph.D.

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 March 23, 2024 - History and Cultural Festival

Folklorist Program: The DuVals:
The First First Family of Florida

Presented by Kathy Kniery & David Fussell

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May 4, 2024

The Cuban Missile Crisis in Central Florida

Presented by Lewis Metzger

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September 28, 2024

Florida's Carolyn Beatrice Parker and
the Manhattan Project

Presented by Peggy Macdonald, Ph.D.

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 February 24, 2024

Manatees and Florida Culture

Presented by Steve Noll, Ph.D.

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 April 6, 2024

World War II Air Bases and Coast Guard
Stations in Northeastern Florida

Presented by Robert Mattson

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March 9, 2024

Indigenous Fort Caroline:
The Mocama Side of the Story

Presented by Denise I. Bossy, Ph.D.

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April 20, 2024

History of the Cape and
Space Program

Presented by Seth Mayo

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 May 18, 2024

History of the Civil War in Florida

Presented by Robert Redd

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October 12, 2024
History of the Ku Klux Klan in Florida
Presented by Michael Butler, Ph.D. 

September 14, 2024

The Epic Journey of Naturalist and Bird Painter
John James Audubon
His Life and Travels in Florida

Presented by Joseph Vetter 

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October 26, 2024

Florida's Lost Attractions

Presented by James C. Clark, Ph.D.

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Funding for these programs is provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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