Palm Harbor Museum Presents Rachael Kangas with ERASED CEMETERIES OF THE TAMPA BAY REGION Wed Sep 6th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Palm Harbor Library (Community Room - first room on right at library entrance), 2330 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683, USA
Palm Harbor Museum Presents returns after a summer break on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30 PM at Palm Harbor Library with Florida Public Archaeology Network Central & West Central Regions Director Rachael Kangas, who brings a timely and important discussion of Erased Cemeteries of The Tampa Bay Region.
This history—ignored for more than a century—has come to light and been reported with increasing frequency in the last several years by 60 Minutes, NPR, Newsweek, the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay and other local news broadcasts in our region, statewide, and nationally. Rachael will discuss how these cemeteries were “erased,” how communities, historians, journalists, and archaeologists are re-discovering them, the ongoing nature of this work, recent findings, and efforts to identify the buried and the processes to restore or honor these historic cemeteries.
An archaeologist for over 10 years, Rachael is passionate about communicating archaeology and building partnerships to promote archaeological interpretation of the past to benefit the present. She is the Regional Director for the West Central region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, conducting public archaeology and outreach. She earned her M.A. from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2015 and is certified as a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA). She is also an American Academy for Underwater Sciences (AAUS) diver, allowing her to assist with underwater research around the state.
There is no charge to attend and all ages are welcome. Donations are gratefeully accepted. There is plenty of free parking at Palm Harbor Library, which is wheelchair accessible and requires no steps to enter. Disabled parking spaces by front entrance. Open seating for this event. We recommend you arrive early, especially for seats closer to the front—or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we hold front seats for you.
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