historian speaks at Florida Lecture Series
(Nov. 6, 2001) - Florida Southern College welcomes author and historian
Dana Ste. Claire to the Florida Lecture Series on Nov. 15. St. Claire
will discuss his book, "Cracker: The Cracker Culture in Florida
History" beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room on campus.
extremely pleased to have Dana Ste. Claire as a speaker in this
year's lecture series," said Dr. James M. Denham, FSC professor
of history and director of the Center for Florida History. "Dana
is a dynamic speaker, and his book comes perhaps as close as anything
in print to explaining what it means to be a 'Florida Cracker.'
It's certainly a program folks won't want to miss."
St. Claire is
Director of Museum Services for HTA, a national corporation specializing
in heritage tourism services in markets across the United States.
A Florida native, he resides in St. Augustine and consults in the
areas of heritage tourism, historic preservation, and cultural resource
management. He is currently a member of the Secretary of State's
Heritage Tourism Committee, and sits on the Board of Trustees of
the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the Board of Directors
of the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor and Convention Bureau,
and the St. Augustine Historic Architectural Review Board.
has written three books, including "Cracker: the Cracker Culture
in Florida History," "Borders of Paradise: A History of
Florida through New World Maps," and "True Natives:
People." He was a featured columnist with the "Orlando
Sentinel" for ten years and his "Florida Crackerbarrel"
episodes continue to run on PBS channels.
Lecture Series is free and open to the public.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.