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Apalachicola Area Historical Society: Spring Speaker Series

February 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Apalachicola Area Historical Society (AAHS) will be presenting a program on “Schooners: Fast, Practical and Agile” by Duncan Blair as part of their Spring Speaker Series on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 4:00 pm at the Raney Carriage House, 126 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL.  Additional Spring Speaker Series events are scheduled for March 18, April 22 & May 20.

These series of speaker events are part of a well-established and popular series by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society with speakers through May on Saturdays, mid-month, at 4 pm in the Raney House Carriage House. Local and tourist history enthusiasts have gathered for these informative talks for a number of years. Previous speakers have spoken about Apalachicola’s predominantly African American North Side, Territorial City St Joseph, Early Maps of the area, Niles Register Florida History, the ice delivery industry, Cemetery Preservation, Apalachicola Historic Squares, and more.

Duncan Blair is a member of the friends of Governor Stone and is interested in boat types, vernacular design, and history. He researches and writes about traditional sailing vessels, how and why they were used, how they developed over time, and why it is useful and important to be aware of them and their history in a blog entitled, “Traditional Sail”.

The Raney House Museum is located at 128 Market Street at the corner of Avenue F in historic downtown Apalachicola and is open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.  Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.


Raney House – Carriage House
128 Market Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320 United States
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