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Brechner Series: Presidents in Florida

Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m.

U.S. Presidents have played a major role in shaping Florida, whether waging wars, protecting the environment, seeking votes, or just drawing media attention to the state’s attractions. Regular visitors have included Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and John F. Kennedy. Harry Truman had a house in Key West called the Little White House. Warren G. Harding played golf with an elephant as a caddie, and Chester Arthur went fishing in Orlando.

Join Jim Clark of the University of Central Florida history faculty and author of “Presidents in Florida: How the Presidents Have Shaped Florida and How Florida Has Influenced the Presidents” for an informative and entertaining review of the Sunshine State’s presidential past.

The Brechner Speaker Series honors the late Joseph L. Brechner, a longtime journalist, Central Florida community leader, and television pioneer who is also remembered as one of Orlando’s first clear public voices for civil rights.

Free admission for this event. Parking is available at the Library Garage, 112 E. Central. For details, call 407-836-8500 or 800-965-2030.