The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center will host a free public speaker series, “Civil War Sesquicentennial Speaker Series” in honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Local historians and archaeologists will give talks on different Civil War topics inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum Lazarus Education Center. Call 833-9595.
The speaker schedule includes:
•Jan. 14: Dr. Brian Rucker, “Beard’s Raid”, 6 p.m.
•Feb. 16: Dr. Derek Zumbro, "Civil War Battlefield Photography”, 1 p.m.
•March 4: Dale Cox, "Asboth’s 1864 Northwest Florida Raid", 1 p.m.
•March 12: Dr. Matthew Clavin, “The American Civil War: The Promise and Peril of a Second Haitian Revolution”, 1 p.m.
•April 2: Brian Mabelitini, “Archaeology of Hammock Landing Battery and the Confederate Fortifications at Apalachicola”, 1 p.m.
•May 7: Dr. Richard Lewis, “Women and Slavery”, 1 p.m.
•June 11: David Ogden, “Pensacola Forts and the Civil War”, 1 p.m.