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Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (& Steamboats too!)

To finish our esteemed speaker’s series, the Lightner Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Noll from the University of Florida to give audiences an opportunity to more fully understand how transportation played a pivotal part in the development of Florida. This history as territory and state can be told through the changing methods of transportation designed to move people and goods both to Florida and within Florida. Examining the changing transportation networks in the state, this presentation shows how Florida moved from a backwoods frontier to one of the most important states in the union. Tying transportation history to social history, this presentation moves from Bellamy Road of the 1820s to the modern transportation issues facing the Florida in the 21st century.

This event will be held in the Historic Alcazar Pool, which is handicap accessible. Guests may enter through the Cafe Alcazar Granada Street entrance, located in the back of the Lightner Museum. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with the lecture beginning at 5:30 pm. Reception and light refreshments to follow. This event is free. Registration is required and can be made online.

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Also supported by The Historic Inns of St. Augustine and St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.