Symposium to focus on history of St. Johns County


The public is invited to the “St. Johns County: Then, Now, and the Future” symposium to learn more about the history of St. Johns County and its many cultures.

The symposium coincides with the county’s 200th anniversary and will provide an in-depth look at the county’s past, present and future. Four influential speakers will discuss the historical, cultural, revolutionary and vast background of one of Florida’s first two counties.

Attendees will be invited to ask questions during the program and will have the opportunity to win a copy of Dr. Thomas Graham’s book, “Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine.” The symposium is hosted by the St. Johns County Public Library System in partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and Flagler College.

Panelists will include: Dr. Thomas Graham, professor emeritus at Flagler College; Gayle Phillips, executive director of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center; Dr. Ann Browning Masters, author, poet and educator; and Christina Parrish Stone, executive director of the St. Johns Cultural Council.

The symposium will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St.

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