Lecture: Making Chief Osceola: The Abolitionists and American Myth

Cedar Key Community Center , 809 6th St, 32625 Cedar Key, FL

March 15, 10:00:00 AM — 12:00:00 AM

Florida Humanities Speaker Series: “Making Chief Osceola: The Abolitionists and the Rise of an American Myth” presented By Andrew Frank This talk explores how Osceola became a national phenomenon after his death in the nineteenth century. It includes an overview of the war as well as a discussion of Osceola’s place in the Second Seminole War. The talk then turns to a discussion of the debates that occurred in the United States over Indian wars, Indian removal, and their connections to American slavery. In this context, we learn about how Osceola has been remembered and mis-remembered since his capture and death. Special attention is paid to the role of anti-war and abolitionist activists in promoting and fabricating a series of enduring myths about him. Free admission Support for the Speaker Series is provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The Cedar Key Historical Society is grateful for their donors.

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HMS Florida: Scout Training

Favor Dykes State Park

March 15, 01:00:00 PM — 04:00:00 PM

Hands-on training in artifact identification and site monitoring skills Scout application available at fpan.us/hmsflorida. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Emily Jane at emurray@flagler.edu or 904-392-7874

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Introduction to Archaeology for Kids!

Washington County Public Library, 1444 W Jackson Ave

March 15, 03:30:00 PM — 04:30:00 PM

What do archaeologists do, exactly? If dinosaurs and rocks come to mind, this is the presentation for you! Learn about the science of archaeology, its role as part of the field of anthropology, where archaeologists work, and how they discover and protect our cultural heritage. Appropriate for all ages, this fun and informative show sets the stage for understanding how archaeology preserves our past for the present and future! This event is free and open to the public!

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Lecture:Winners-Mac Perry Public Archaeology Student Paper Competition

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Pete

March 15, 07:00:00 PM — 08:00:00 PM

Archaeology Lecture Series- Winners of the Mac Perry Student Paper Competition To honor the memory of longtime CGCAS member Mac Perry’s dedication to bringing archaeological knowledge to the public, CGCAS recently established a student paper competition in his name. Through this competition, CGCAS hopes to promote the dissemination of archaeological research and findings to the general public in an engaging manner. The first and second place winners will present their work at this March lecture.

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