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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Civil War Speaker Series: March 4th

Civil War Speaker Series:
“Asboth’s 1864 Northwest Florida Raid”
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center will host a free public speaker series in honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The Civil War was the deadliest conflict the United States has ever waged in terms of American lives lost. It remains one of the most important historical events in the history of the United States and changed the country forever.
The next upcoming lecture will feature Dale Cox on March 4th, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Mr. Cox’s talk is titled “Asboth’s 1864 Northwest Florida Raid” and will be held inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum.
Dale Cox is a writer and historian. He has written numerous historical books about local history and Civil War battles. Some of his books include “The Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida,” “The Battle of Marianna, Florida,” and “The Battle of Massard Prairie.”
This speaker series was made possible through the partnership of Heritage Park and Cultural Center, Florida Public Archaeology Network, National Park Service, Friends of the Museums, INC. and the University of West Florida.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. For more information, contact Museum Program Coordinator Mike Thomin at (850) 833-9595.  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 programming.
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Press release prepared by:  Heritage Park and Cultural Center, 850-833-9595

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