February 21, 2018: Slavery and the Sea – Exploring Maritime Aspects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Presenter: Corey Malcolm, Director of Archaeology, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Location: IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers Time: Program 7:00pm South Florida was never a hub for the Transatlantic Slave Trade, but because of its location as a gateway to the Caribbean, many significant, associated events occurred here. Today, evidence for the Slave Trade can be found in Florida, both on land and under the sea. Marine archaeologist Corey Malcom, of. . .

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November 15: Cattle and Conflict – The History of Cattle Ranching in Florida

Fighting over a stolen herd by Frederic Remington. The image was included in an August 1895 Harper’s magazine article entitled, “Cracker Cowboys of Florida.” Presenter: Dave Southall Location: Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, 34112 With the removal of the aboriginal population and later the Seminole people, vast herds of cattle, descendants of the Andalusian breeds brought by the Spanish in the 16th century, roamed wild across central Florida. These cattle herds provided. . .

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