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Carrabelle History Museum hosts history program: History of the Turpentine Industry in North Florida
February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting an interesting history program entitled, “History of the Turpentine Industry in North Florida” featuring Barbara Clark, North Central Region Director for Florida Public Archaeology (FPAN). This free program will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 10 am – 12 pm in the upstairs room at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL. There is no charge for this event.
Learn about the impact the turpentine industry also known as naval stores, had on Florida’s history and economy including racial relations during Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era and industrial innovation. It will also provide insight into the local history of the turpentine industry in the Big Bend Region and highlight some of Zora Neale Hurston’s research at turpentine camps.
Barbara Clark, North Central Region Director for Florida Public Archaeology (FPAN). Barbara Clark is a Registered Professional Archaeologist who specializes in historic archaeology, 19th and early 20th century. Her interests include the turpentine and lumber industry, specifically focusing on the social aspects of “camp life”.
Please call to reserve a spot! Due to limited seating and amazing interest please call ahead so we know you are coming! There is no fee for this program. Donations are gladly accepted to defray costs. Sponsored by C-Quarters Marina, Sunset Isle RV Resort and Shaun Donahoe Realty. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. Seating will be limited and masks are optional. Attendees are asked to follow health guidelines including social distancing and sanitizing hands. For more information, contact 850-697-2141 or email@example.com.