For his many contributions to Florida archaeology and to SWFAS, Southwest Florida Archaeology Society nominated Jack Harvey for a 2017 Certificate of Achievement from The Florida Anthropological Society, which was awarded posthumously. Jack Harvey was a microwave engineer and then a software developer for Wall Street applications. He retired and moved to Naples, FL around 2003, where he discovered the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society (SWFAS). Jack’s favorite hobby was the study of geology and. . .
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: THE LENSES OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY by MATTHEW JOHNSON, Director, IMAG THE BLENDING OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY The SWFAS January presentation was a resounding success with approximately 80 attendees. It began at 5:00 pm with a reception of hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and an opportunity to see and explore the many areas of the IMAG History & Science Center. Most of the attendees had never been to the IMAG before and were amazed. . .
Michael Gannon: Champion of St. Augustine’s history dies at 89 Posted April 12, 2017 By Margo C. Pope The death of Michael Gannon earlier this week in Gainesville, Florida, ended nearly 60 years of keeping St. Augustine in the national spotlight as the United States of America’s first permanent settlement of European origins. He died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning, according to his widow Genevieve Haugen. He was 89, at the time just weeks. . .