BOB STONE Cattle Ranching in Florida: Five Centuries of Tradition A folklorist and media-producer based in Gainesville, Bob Stone will be our last speaker. His multi-media presentation explores and celebrates all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions from the colonial
DR. STEVE NOLL Florida Transportation: Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Steamboats, too! Tying transportation history to social history, this presentation moves from the Bellamy Road of the 1820s to the modern transportation issues facing the Sunshine State in the 21st century.
DAVID SCHMIDT Legacy of FDR’s WPA and CCC Projects in Sarasota County This program examines the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), focusing on the projects that still exist in Sarasota County. David is currently the curator of
DR. JACK DAVIS Florida and the Gulf of Mexico: History, Wisdom, and Hope This presentation explores the way people, from pre-Spanish natives to current shoreside residents, have organized their societies and individual lives around nature, and how Gulf nature has