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FGCU Hosts Speaker Series on the Civil War in Southwest Florida to Celebrate Archaeology Month

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Regional Center of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), hosted at Florida Gulf Coast University, presents a speaker series, "More than a Trifling Affair: A Tour of Southwest Florida in the Civil War," in celebration of Florida Archaeology Month, March 2012. Lectures are free and open to the public.

March 1, 7 p.m. - FGCU Professor Irvin Winsboro presents "Race and Civil War in Southwest Florida" followed by a book signing session at the Southwest Florida Museum of History in Fort Myers.

March 8, 7 p.m. - Tara Giuliano, a University of West Florida graduate student presents "Legend of the Field Stones in Old Bethel Cemetery: Using Archaeology to Explore Social Memory" at Pieter Westergaard House in Moore Haven.

March 15, 7 p.m. - Jacqueline Brown from Charlotte County Historical Center presents "Charlotte County in the Civil War" at the Historical Center in Port Charlotte.

March 22, 7:30 p.m. - Bill Mack, FGCU adjunct professor presents "Between Two Fires: The Civil War in Southwest Florida" at the Clewiston Museum.

March 29, 7 p.m. - Duane and Holly Shaffer present "The Battle of Fort Myers and the Cow Cavalry" at the Collier County Museum in Naples.

FPAN is a new direction for protection and preservation of cultural resources and for involving the public in the study of our past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information; as places for learning, training and study; and as headquarters for public participation in archaeology and historic preservation.

For further information media representatives should contact Annette Snapp, director for the Southwest Regional FPAN Center at FGCU at (239) 590-1330 or

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