NPR speaker to give history of Florida at WG museum

Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, of the Florida Historical Society, will share the entire state history in less than an hour Tuesday at Heller Hall.

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Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, executive director of the Florida Historical Society, will give "The Complete History of Florida (In Less Than an Hour)" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation’s Heller Hall, 21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden.

An award-winning broadcast journalist, Brotemarkle is producer and host of Florida Frontiers, the weekly radio magazine of the history society heard on NPR stations and seen on PBS stations. He also is a part-time humanities professor and former department chair at Eastern Florida State College. Brotemarkle is the author of five books, including “Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida” and “Crossing Division Street: An Oral History of the African American Community in Orlando.”

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and guests can RSVP to [email protected] or (407) 656-3244.


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