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General Robert E. Lee portrayed by Al Stone Nov. 17

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on November 9, 2017

The Pasco County Historical Society announces its next meeting will feature an historical portrait of General Robert E. Lee by Al Stone on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City, FL  33523. Meetings are free and open to the public.

DINNER: Covered-Dish

A covered-dish dinner precedes the program, so bring something special to share.  Please bring your own cutlery for your personal use, disposable plate(s), and your beverage of choice.  Also bring disposable serving utensils and serving plates, unless your permanent utensils and platters are clearly marked for easy identification.

PROGRAM: Fallacies of the War Between the States

General Lee will discuss the fallacies related to the recently concluded War Between the States. He will share his knowledge and understanding of the situation when the military conflict concluded two years ago in 1865.

SPEAKER: General Robert E. Lee, Confederate States of America (portrayed by Al Stone)

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States of America.

He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the War Between the States from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years.

During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.

Al Stone, Historian and Actor

Al Stone is a living historian portraying significant events in the career of General Lee. He has written a book entitled “General Lee Speaking” which consists of many short stories of his life experiences, with a focus on the time spent in portraying the great Southern Chieftain.

He has also written and produced a DVD entitled “The Dilemma”.  Filmed in first person at the birthplace of James Madison, it focuses on Lee’s resignation from the US Army after which he aligned himself with the Confederacy.  Both of these items will be available at the meeting.

WHERE: Pioneer Florida Museum, 1.3 Miles North of Historic Downtown Dade City

At the corner of US 301 and Museum Road, turn east onto Museum Road and cross the railroad tracks.  Go north (left) to Lemack Road to gate 4 turn right to the Mabel Jordan barn parking lot.