Edison Ford Speaker Series and Volunteer Meeting


 ● February 13 - 10:00 a.m. - The American Revolution’s Best Kept Secret: Why East and West Florida     Mattered presented by Dr. Roger Smith - Lecture Hall in South Florida Water Management Building

     Based on his award-winning doctoral dissertation, Dr. Roger Smith shares newly

recovered information concerning British intentions in the southern colonies during the

American Revolution. Did you know that there were more than one British southern

invasion, or that George Washington penned over 80 letters to his general staff and the Continental Congress about St. Augustine? Did you know that there were 34 colonies that comprised the British Americas? Dr. Smith’s research reveals that not only was the South crucial to the needs of the empire from 1775 on, but that East and West Florida played critical roles in these designs.

     Dr. Smith now represents the firm of Colonial Research Associates, Inc., and speaks across the South on his Revolutionary War research. His current projects include the new AMC television series Turn, a spy thriller set on Long Island, New York, in 1778.

     Dr. Smith will have affordable supplemental texts available for sale after the meeting.

Volunteer meetings are open to current and potential volunteers. For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Holly Shaffer or Bobby Feldman, Volunteer Coordinators at 239-334-7419, or visit us on the Web