Experience ‘living history and extraordinary stories’ at Martin County libraries thru November

The 1715 Spanish Sunken Galleons: Ron Frazer, IRSC Professor of History, will re-live the storm that sank this treasure fleet, still salvaged by Mel Fisher’s enterprises, based in Sebastian. Saturday, September 26, 10-11:30am, Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr, Stuart

The Martin County Library System has partnered with IRSC History Professor Robert Farley to bring installments of his “Living History: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories” series to the MCLS community.

All events are free and open to the public:

Saturday, September 26, 10-11:30am, “The 1715 Spanish Sunken Galleons”

Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr, Stuart

Ron Frazer, IRSC Professor of History, will re-live the storm that sank this treasure fleet, still salvaged by Mel Fisher’s enterprises, based in Sebastian.

Saturday, October 3, 10-11:30am, “Rule Britannia: From Tennyson to Kipling”

Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr, Stuart

Roderick Hofer, IRSC Professor of English, looks at poetry’s influence on British imperialism England as the world’s number one superpower.

Tuesday, October 6, 3-4:30pm, “Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show”

Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart

Robert Farley, IRSC Professor of History, will examine the classic + popular traveling exhibition (1880-1910) of cowboys, Indians (Sitting Bull), sharpshooters (Annie Oakley) and the first rodeo.

Friday, October 9, 3-4:30pm, “The Rise of Modern Islamic Reform Movements.”

Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart

Alex Shelby, IRSC Professor of History, will present the different Muslim reform movements that arose at the beginning of the 20th century and later gave rise to al-Qaeda and ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq + the Levant). Also referred to as I.S.I.S.

Saturday, October 31, 10-11:30am, “Halloween with Edgar Allen Poe”

Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr, Stuart

Roderick Hofer, IRSC Professor of English, will present the haunting works of America’s scariest author + poet. You may wear frightening costumes for the occasion !

Friday, November 6, 3-4:30pm, “The Glory Years of N.A.S.A. + the Race to the Moon”

Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart

Robert Farley, IRSC Professor of History, examines the Mercury, Gemini +Apollo missions which thrilled a generation + initiated a Russian-American“Space Race”.

Monday, November 9, 6-7:30pm, “World War II and the Treasure Coast”

Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart

Ron Frazer, IRSC Professor of History, salutes the veterans of foreign wars, giving background of early stages of the war in the US, then Florida and finally the Treasure Coast. A focus will be also on some of the landmarks and Operation Drum Beat (a German U-Boat attack along our coastline). The Port St. Lucie ROTC Color Guard will post the Colors and a student will sing the National Anthem.

Saturday, November 14, 10:00-11:30am, “Eyewitness to the Sixties: San Francisco”

Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr, Stuart

David Opasik, re-examines the decade and the focal point of protests for Civil Rights, Free Speech, Anti-War + Gender Equality. And then there was the music!

Monday, November 23, 3-4:30pm, “Divorce in the 18th Century Atlantic World”

Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart

Michelle Carrigan, IRSC Professor of History, explores marriage and divorce in the 1700’s with an emphasis on the early United States.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any

library location, or visit the library website at library.martin.fl.us.

 

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