HistoryCon

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Holly Giles, left, and Lisa Perez of DeBary Hall talk with Susan Stewart of New Smyrna Beach during the fifth annual Florida History Con in 2020 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach.

The Museum of Arts & Sciences will host the sixth annual HistoryCon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

The all-day celebration of Florida history will have re-enactors, displays, local clubs and lectures.

The event is free for MOAS members or with general museum admission.

Lecture Schedule includes:

•10 a.m.: Perseverance: Episodes of Black History from the Rural South with Randy Jaye. The book “Perseverance: Episodes of Black History from the Rural South” was inspired because many aspects of black history in many parts of the rural South are both underappreciated and under-documented.

•11 a.m.: Front Page News with Joseph Vetter. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The first front pages of Florida, including the1783 East Florida Gazette (St. Augustine) and 100 years later, in 1883, the Daytona Beach Halifax Journal. Learn about Florida after the Revolution and a century later in this amazing journey through Florida history.

•Noon: Confronting the "Hard History" of Racial Terror Lynching in Jim Crow Volusia County with Richard Buckelew, Bethune-Cookman University. The history of lynching in Volusia dates back from the 1890s to the 1930s as evidenced from newspaper accounts and county records. Volusia Remembers Coalition worked on this project with Dr. Buckelew as a history consultant to bring light to the individuals who met this awful fate.

•2 p.m.: Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire with Zach Zacharias, MOAS Senior Curator of Education and History. Mr. Zacharias, will talk about the forts that now sit as relics to a bygone age in Florida history. The Spanish, English, French and Americans all built major fortifications to control the all-important strategic peninsula.

Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $6.95 for children 6 to 17; $10.95 seniors and students; and free for members and children 5 and younger. For more information, call (386) 255-0285 or visit moas.org.

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