President David Lang began the meeting around 7:00 pm, with the following announcements:
1) that he would be speaking at the Tallahassee Ci ty Commission meeting about THS's desire to use the Waterworks building for a history museum;
2) that Andrew Waber would be our new webmaster, and we would revive the APALACHEE publication as an online journal, inviting members to submit ideas and articles;
3) he called upon Diane Whitney to announce the slate of candidates for 2016/17 THS officers and Board Members;
4) he asked for a show of hands to show preferences for the date of the May annual meeting: the tentative date chosen was May 7 [but this changed later to May 14].
David then introduced our speaker for the evening, THS Member Doug Smith, with a presentation titled “The Murder of Nicholas Ware Eppes”.