Historical Lectures at the Library

FOL Lecture: The Florida Civil Rights Movement
Thursday, January 10 @ 1 PM

When most consider the 20th Century civil rights movement, Florida is often omitted entirely from the topic’s chronology and popular narrative. Yet many campaigns and events occurred in the Sunshine State that both reflected and influenced greater regional trends. This presentation will offer some examples of when such events took place, which leads to an analysis of how those moments impacted political, economic, and racial on a national level. Presented by Dr. Michael Butler of Flagler College.

Shrimping in Saint Augustine
Thursday, January 17 @ 1 PM

Interested in local and maritime history? Brendan Burke, the Maritime Historian for the St. Augustine Lighthouse, presents his work on the shrimping industry in St. Augustine and it’s historical economical importance to the community. No reservation required!

Fort Matanzas: Soldier Experience
Thursday, January 24 @ 1 PM

The then-isolated location of Fort Matanzas took soldiers away from home, family, and the conveniences of community life in St. Augustine. Today, this natural landscape is evocative of the remote experiences of the Spanish soldiers charged with the defense of their way of life and of a key post of the Spanish Empire. No reservation required!

Anastasia Island Branch
124 Seagrove Main St St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080