Category Archives: Museum

Bagdad Lecture Series Continues With The History of Florida’s First Industrial Complex: Arcadia

Next in the Bagdad Village Preservation Association’s lecture series is an especially interesting tale of “The History of Florida’s First Industrial Complex: Arcadia,” the exciting story of the development of not only the start of what was to become the Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, but a textile mill, bucket factory, stone quarry, and other enterprises that helped make the Bagdad area one of the wealthiest areas of the state at the time. Adrianne Sams, Site Manager of the Arcadia Mills Archaeological Site, will the presenter. Ms. Sams is well versed in Florida as well as local history, and offers a fascinating story of a time unknown to many.

The presentation will be held Saturday, August 6th, 10:00 a.m. at the Bagdad Village Museum, 4512 Church Street, Bagdad, with refreshments following. There is no cost and all are welcome. For more information on the lecture series or the Bagdad Village Preservation Association, call (850) 983-3005 or visit the association’s web site at http://www.bagdadvillage.org.

Bagdad Lecture Series: Living In History — Inside Bagdad’s Historic Homes

The 2011 Bagdad Museum Lecture Series continues with a look at the architecture of the historic homes of Bagdad. Michael Johnson President of the Bagdad Village Preservation Association, building contractor and designer of historic reproductions, takes an in-depth look at why historic homes of Bagdad were built as they were. Living in an historic home and having restored 8 historic Bagdad homes, Mr. Johnson will discuss economic, social, and environmental issues surrounding historic restorations and the availability of local materials which dictated historic techniques and methods of construction.

The presentation will be held Saturday, July 9th, 10:00 a.m. at the Bagdad Village Museum, 4512 Church Street, Bagdad, with refreshments following. There is no cost and all are welcome. For more information on the lecture series or the Bagdad Village Preservation Association, call (850) 983-3005 or visit the association’s web site at http://www.bagdadvillage.org.

Bagdad Lecture Series Continues With “Women and Slavery in America”

The fifth in the Bagdad Village Preservation Association’s lecture series continues with a special program by Bagdad author Dr. J. Richard Lewis, who along with his daughter, Dr. Catherine M. Lewis of Kennesaw State University, recently published their latest book in the series regarding slavery and civil rights, entitled Women and Slavery in America. This book, published by the University of Arkansas Press, tells of the effects of slavery on not only black women, who suffered most from a system that permitted rape, murder, and mental and physical abuse, as well as inhuman working conditions, but also tells of the effects on Southern white women, both poor and rich, who almost always supported the institution of slavery, despite its often harsh and cruel effects on them.

The presentation will be held Saturday, June 4th, 10:00 a.m. at the Bagdad Village Museum, 4512 Church Street, Bagdad, with refreshments following. There is no cost and all are welcome. For more information on the lecture series or the Bagdad Village Preservation Association, call (850) 983-3005 or visit the association’s web site at http://www.bagdadvillage.org.