• 09/10/2020: Coffee and Conversations with Sean Norman: The Battle of Wahoo Swamp

Description:Description:Examining some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin who kick-started Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist and conservationist who helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which formed the nucleus of Everglades National Park Free and Open to the Public. Please register for the event by calling 352-341-6428 or go online at m

Sean Norman, an archeologist for GARI, the Gulf Archeology Research Institute, will present on the history and archeological finds of the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, a Black Seminole site. 


Coffee and Conversations Speakers Series continues in August 2020 as the result of a generous grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Of course, in the age of COVID-19, safety is still a top priority. All the following programs will have limited in-person spots to ensure social distancing and a live virtual broadcast for the folks at home. In-person guests will be limited to the first thirty registrants. Spaces are first come, first served. You can register online at www.cchistoricalsocietyshop.com for free or by calling 352-341-6428. When you register you will be asked if you prefer the live or virtual event. All guests are required to wear a mask while in the building. If you do not have a mask one can be provided to you.

The virtual event will be hosted through GoToMeeting and the link for the event will be emailed to you upon registration. 

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09/10/2020: Coffee and Conversations with Sean Norman: The Battle of Wahoo Swamp

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