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Brown Bag Lunch with Dave Roeser

9/5/2018 12:00:00 PM
Amelia Island Museum of History
Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
9/5/2018 1:00:00 PM

Date: September 05, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Amelia Island Museum of History

Address: Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Joshua Whitfield | joshua@ameliamuseum.org | 904.261.7378, x. 102

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next Brown bag Lunch on Wednesday, September 5th at noon. Special guest, Dave Roeser, will deliver a presentation in honor of the 120 year anniversary of the commencement of the Spanish-American War. When the USS Maine sank just off the coast of Cuba on February 15th, 1898, long-simmering tensions between the United States and Spain boiled over into open hostilities. By April 21st, the U.S. Navy was blockading Cuba, and by June 22nd, the U.S. Army had landed on the island. This short but important conflict helped secure Cuban Independence from Spain and had in indelible impact on American History at the turn of the 20th century. Join us as we discuss the Spanish-American War, and explore Amelia Island's role in this fascinating episode of American History. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Joshua Whitfield at 261-7378 ext 102, or joshua@ameliamuseum.org. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd St.
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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.