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The Orange County Library System celebrates Native American Heritage Month in November. Discover the long and rich history of North America with the library.

A Look at Native America

Native Americans LibGuide   Add this event to your calendar!

Orlando Public Library,Albertson Room
Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m.

Award-winning author Daniel Murphree discusses his three volume series, Native America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia. The series chronicles the impact Native Americans had on shaping the United States. This organized structure and thematic focus gives readers access to information on specific Indians and the regions they lived in while also providing a collective overview of Native American relationships with the United States as a whole.


Civil War 150 Project

Support the CIVIL WAR 150 project* by attending programs ranging from an exploration of the civil war to an encounter with Frederick Douglass.

Why the North Won

The American Military Virtual Gallery   Add this event to your calendar!

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Saturday, November 3, 11:30 a.m.

Dr. John M. Sacher of the University of Central Florida discusses key details in the war that led to the triumph of the North and defeat of the Confederacy. Learn more about what led to the secession along with significant leaders and battles that impacted the outcome. This program is presented by a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Frederick Douglass: The Fight for Freedom

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Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Saturday, November 3, 4 p.m.

Abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass comes to life at the library. Re-enactor John H. Anderson, Jr. explores the role Douglass and other African-Americans had in developing our nation as well as the humanity that existed quietly as the Civil War waged on in his performance. This program is presented by a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

An Afternoon with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Florida Heritage LibGuide   Add this event to your calendar!

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Saturday, November 17, 11:30 a.m.

Start off your afternoon with Karen De Vos, an expert on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. De Vos has performed at history museums, cultural centers, libraries and many other venues across the country. In character as Rawlings, she shares details about life in the Florida “cracker” community of Cross Creek.


*CIVIL WAR 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It is a national public programming initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through primary documents and firsthand accounts. The project is presented by The Library of America, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of America, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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