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Spring Speaker Series: “Tales of the River”

February 6 @ 4:00 pm

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Spring Speaker Series “Tales of the River”

The Apalachicola Area Historical Society (AAHS) will be presenting a program on “Tales of the River” by Gill Autrey as part of their Spring Speaker Series on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 4:00 pm at the Raney Carriage House, 126 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL.  Additional Spring Speaker Series events are scheduled on March 16 with Grayson Shepard, April 20 with Billy Blackman, and May 18 with Jack Rudloe.

These Speakers 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 4pm 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.

Gill settled in Apalachicola in 1998, after a full life in the “outside world”. He has a degree in Economics, flew helicopters in Vietnam, and served as the Mayor of Valdosta, Georgia. But as anyone who knows him will say, his love is the Apalachicola river, and the tales of its denizens. He has even named one of his books “No Greater Love”. His stories delight passengers on his excursions into the pristine backwaters off the river area and Gill’s well-known tales are sure to delight attendees during this program as well.

Seating is limited so come early to get a spot. For more information, please call and leave a message at (850) 653-1700, email to, or online.


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