SAINT AUGUSTINE – Author Dr. Roger Smith will host a lecture May 10 at 6:30 p.m., to close out the spring series sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council. Smith will share secrets about the role that Florida played in the American Revolution and focus on newly recovered information concerning British intentions in the southern colonies. Dr. Smith’s research reveals that not only was the South crucial to the needs of the empire from 1775 on, but that East and West Florida played critical roles in these designs.
Smith received his Ph.D. in Early American History and Atlantic World Studies from the University of Florida in 2011. His work on the American Revolution in the southern colonies has received the Aschoff Fellowship Dissertation Award and the Jack and Celia Proctor Award in Southern History.
The event will take place in the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, which can be accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova streets. Doors open at 6p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Smith will be selling his books at the lecture. Be sure to purchase your tickets early!
Tickets, are $10 for General Admission, They are free to museum members and Flagler College students. Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information.
May’s lecture is the final lecture of a four-part series sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council (www.floridahumanities.org) with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
The Lightner Museum is handicap accessible. Parking is free after 5 p.m. and is available behind the museum. For more information, contact the Lightner Museum at 904-824-2874. Lightner Museum programs are also supported by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.
The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.