Free Event

Florida Humanities Speakers Series 2019

Select dates in February, March, April and May 2019 | 5:30 p.m. at Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum will host the Florida Humanities Speaker Series, with four presentations that focus on the history and culture of the state of Florida.

Across from Flagler College.
75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 824-2874
  • The Lightner Museum will host the Florida Humanities Speaker Series on select dates in February, March, April, and May, 2019 (see schedule below). The talks cover a range of topics from Florida during World War II and significant books about Florida to Florida's transportation history and a special look at Florida's lighthouses.

    The talks will take place in the Lightner Museum's historic pool area. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception and light refreshments.

    The lectures are free, but do require registration. Links to register are included in the descriptions below.

    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    "Florida and World War II"

    Dr. Gary Mormino, Professor of History Emeritus from USF St. Petersburg, will explore how World War II transformed the state of Florida from the smallest state in the South to the "megastate" it has become. Register here.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    "Books That Every Floridian Should Have On the Shelf"

    Tampa Bay Times reporter Jeff Klinkenberg will discuss some of his favorite "Florida books," working his way up from William Bartram in 1791 to Jack E. Davis in 2017 with a few favorite authors, including Zora Neale Hurston and Patrick Smith, in between. Register here.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    "Lighthouses of the Sunshine State"

    Brendan Burke from the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum will share his knowledge of the over 50 lighthouses that stand along Florida's 1,300 miles of coastline. Register here.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    "Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (& Steamboats, too!)"

    Dr. Noll from the University of Florida will the pivotal role that transportation has played in the development of Florida. Register here.

    Admission: Each talk is free and open to public, but does require registration. Links for registration are included in the descriptions above..

    When: At 5:30 p.m. on select dates in February, March, April, and May, 2019: Thursday, February 21, Wednesday, March 13, Wednesday, April 3, and Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

    Where: The historic pool area of the Lightner Museum, which is located at 75 King Street in St. Augustine FL 32084. Guests may enter through the Cafe Alcazar Granada Street entrance, located in the back of the Lightner Museum.

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