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Historical society to host Lake & Sumter County History Series during four sessions in October

RELEASE DATE: September 18, 2009

LEESBURG — The Lake County Historical Society is sponsoring a month long “Lake and Sumter County History Series” at Lake-Sumter Community College’s Health Science Center Auditorium, room 131, every Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6.

“This series will begin way back in the prehistoric times and take participants through time to the mid-1900s,” said Howard King, Secretary of the Lake County Historical Society. “The group will hear from researchers and historians, as well as writers, long-time residents and those whose ancestors braved the Florida wilderness to start new lives in what we call Lake County.”

Oct. 6
• “Welcome — Introduction to the Series” by Howard King
• “Putting On the Ritz: Lake County Hotels” by Rick Reed, Leesburg Historian & Correspondent
• “Early, Early Lake County History” by the Orange County Fossil Club

Oct. 13
• “Growing Up in South Lake County” by Delores Gano-Walker of South Lake Historical Society
• “Groveland: An Image of America” by Doris Bloodsworth, Historian & Pulitzer Nominated Writer

Oct. 20
• “The History of Industries Around Leesburg” by Sanna Henderson, Leesburg Historian
• “The Real Florida—But I Saw It On a Postcard” by Clayton Bishop, Eustis Historian & Deltiologist

Oct. 27
• “The Second Seminole War” by Chuck Wicks, Park Ranger, Dade Battlefield
• “Central Florida Pioneers and the Civil War” by Col. Jeff Grzelak and Pvt. Bob Grenier of the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Re-enactors

The cost of the series is $25. To register visit the Lake-Sumter Business Resources Center, located at 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg or call (352) 365-3556.

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