"The Seminoles of Florida: Past, Present and Future" Presented by David Scheidecker: Research Coordinator, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida.

  • April 16, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Fourth in a series of five lectures with the theme "Southwest Florida's Native Americans"

April 16, 2019. 7 PM.   "The Seminole:  Past, Present and Future" 
presented by David Scheidecker:  Research Coordinator, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida.  Mr. Scheidecker is Research Coordinator at the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. David will explore the Seminole name and why these Native Americans came to Spanish Florida. Visuals will show the Seminole culture and their relationship with escaped slaves.  He will discuss the wars between the Seminole tribes and the U.S. Military and today's Seminoles. He holds a BA in anthropology and history from Florida Atlantic University and an MA in anthropology from Texas Tech University.


The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.

Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV) is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice, on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road. 

From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193; turn right on Jacaranda Boulevard and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road (which turns into Edmondson) through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.

From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195; turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first stoplight (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  (Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.)


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