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A Snippet of (Civil War in Florida) History August 21

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on August 3, 2018

Civil War buffs and those thirsty for more Florida history will be filled with satisfaction at the presentation of a “Snippet of History” during our Floral City Heritage Council’s summer quarterly gathering on Tuesday, 21 August in the Floral City Community House at the Town Center.  The member and guest Pot-Luck Supper will begin at 7:00 pm with the “Snippet of History” at 7:30 pm followed by a business meeting at 8:30 pm and adjournment at 9:00 pm.

Erwin Wunderlich will be presenting “The Civil War in Florida” at this summer gathering and we invite the public to attend free of charge.  Wunderlich is an award-winning Florida heritage author from whom we will learn about the state’s Civil War events and remembrances, as well as from the heartbreaking stories that resulted from that conflict.  And even if you are a Civil War buff, there is bound to be a story or two that you have not heard before as this fifth-generation Floridian shares his childhood passion for the history of his native state.

Erwin Wunderlich was a state appointee to the United States Naval Academy who, following his graduation from Annapolis, later served as a Navy submariner .  Since his military service, he has earned a doctorate degree from University of Central Florida and has been a part of major environmental restorations in Florida.

The public is welcome to stay for our short business meeting where we will be bringing all attending up to date about plans for Orange Avenue walkways and alternate paths, the needed “Avenue of Oaks” tree survey and preservation plan and on-going arrangements for holding the 28th Annual Floral City Heritage Days on the night of Friday, November 30th and all day on Saturday, December 1st.

At the meeting, also, there will be an opportunity to purchase tickets for a drawing to be held on Heritage Days for two items: one is a large full color photograph on canvas of the “Avenue of Oaks” and the other is a 12 inch copper dragonfly sculpture. Tickets for the “Avenue of Oaks” are $5.00 each or three for $12.00 and for the copper dragonfly sculpture: one for $3.00, two for $5.00 and five for $10.00.  Additional tickets can be purchased during normal Heritage Museum hours.  Call 726-7740 for additional information about this drawing and how to obtain tickets.

The Museum is located at 8394 E. Orange Avenue in the Town Center, adjacent to the Community House and is free of charge. It is open, free of charge, every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by special arrangements with the Museum Director.

For further information about the gathering, the Council or Heritage Days, please, call Chair Laura Hennings at (352)  637-4203 or 400-1221 or Vice Chair and Museum Director Frank Peters at (352) 697-2999.  We can also be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or  www.floralcityhc.org  see Heritage Days on Facebook and twitter.


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