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March Monthly Meeting

posted Feb 6, 2019, 4:13 AM by MC Prentice   [ updated Feb 6, 2019, 4:21 AM ]
Dr. Sam Wilford
We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday, March 5 , 2019, the first Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Governor Martin House. The Center is located off Lafayette Street, between Seminole Drive and Myers Park Drive, at 
1001 De Soto Park Drive. Reception begins at 6:30. We encourage you to bring a snack to share.

Please join us as BAR's Dr. Sam Wilford discusses Bricks: Fabric of Florida

Bricks, in spite of what you are probably thinking, are fascinating. Found in a diverse range of places, including colonial fortifications, antebellum plantations, lighthouses, railroad depots, bridges and hotels, they can shed light on over 300 years of technological and social change. Despite being one of the most prolific types of artifacts found in Florida, bricks are frequently overlooked or discarded. This talk highlights the intriguing history of brickmaking in Florida by exploring the growing statewide reference collection created by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research.  An assortment of bricks will be introduced, all of which tell tales of historic structures and characters from across the United States and beyond.