Last in a series of five lectures with the theme "Southwest Florida's Native Americans"
May 21, 2019. 7 PM. "Rising Tides—Shifting Sands—Ancient Sites in Peril" presented by John McCarthy: Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, FL. Mr. McCarthy, a well-known local historian and speaker, is the Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point. He will discuss the impact of rising seas and shifting sands on three ancient sites: Manasota Key Offshore, Historic Spanish Point, and Egmont Key. Included in his presentation will be how archaeologists, local citizens, and Florida's Native Americans are working to protect the past. He has a BS from Goshen College, Indiana.
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.)