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Florida: Then and Now Lecture Series Sponsored by NWF State College & Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

10/10/2008

Northwest Florida State College and the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida were recently awarded a Partnership Grant from the Florida Humanities Council to present a series of community education programs called Florida: Then and Now, which focus on regional culture and heritage. The series of six lectures by noted historians and humanities scholars will provide quality programming to the local and regional communities.

The first lecture, on October 23 at 12 p.m. at the Heritage Museum in Valparaiso, features Jim Miller presenting "Northwest Florida Archeological Sites."

On November 13 at 12 p.m. at the Heritage Museum, Clay T. McCutchan and Robert B. Kane will discuss Eglin Air Force Base in the movies.

Kevin McCarthy will present "Florida Holidays" on December 3 at 1 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus, building K community gallery.

Mallory O'Connor will present "Perceptions of Paradise" at the Heritage Museum on February 13 at 12 p.m.

Jeff Klinkenberg presents "Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: Modern Floridians in the Age of Dinosaurs" on March 3 at 1 p.m. in the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus, building K community gallery.

And finally, Dr. Judy Bense presents a "Pensacola Archaeology and History Update" on April 7 at 1 p.m. in the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus, building K community gallery.

The Florida Humanities Council (FHC) is an independent, non-profit organization that is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each year FHC funds hundreds of public programs throughout the state that explore Florida's history, folklore, environment, literature, music, and art. The Niceville-Valparaiso AAUW was among numerous community organizations throughout the state to receive a grant that funds humanities programs.

For more information about Florida: Then and Now lecture series, contact Pam Smith, Project Director, at 678-5484 or at pamsmith2@cox.net. For more information about FHC grants, contact Susan Lockwood, Grants Director at (727) 873-2011 or at slockwood@flahum.org.