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Monday, August 9, 2010

Women Sailors: Pirates, Soldiers and Saviors at HPCC

Fort Walton Beach - The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center is
hosting a free lecture on Friday, August 13th, at 12:00 p.m./noon inside the Indian Temple
Mound Museum. Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, a professor of history at the University of
West Florida, will deliver a presentation titled “Women Sailors: Pirates, Soldiers and

Dr. Mitchell-Cook received a PhD from Penn State University and a master’s degree
from East Carolina University in history with a specialization in maritime history. Her
current research interest includes early American shipwreck narratives. Dr. Mitchell-
Cook has published several articles on maritime history and her forthcoming book, When
God, the Devil, and a Friendly Cannibal Met at Sea: A Study of Early American
Shipwrecks, is due out in 2010-2011.

For more information contact Museum Program Coordinator Mike Thomin at 833-9595.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE.

The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a cultural services
division of the City and is committed to providing area historical educational

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