The Colonial Quarter announces Dr. Roger Smith, noted Historian and celebrated author of Hope of Freedom: Southern Blacks and the American Revolution, will be guest at the museums retail shop, 33 St. George St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8 for a talk, Q&A session, and book signing focused on his work – The 14th Colony: George Washingtonâ€™s Planned Invasions of East Florida.
The event is free to the public.
Smith holds a Masterâ€™s Degree in the field of American History and a Ph.D. in Early American History and Atlantic World Studies from the University of Florida. With a graduate-level Certificate of Scholarship in the field of Museum Studies, Smithâ€™s goal is to bring the newest historical research to a general audience through entertaining speaking engagements and stage performances â€“ all while continuing his research into the untold history of the American Revolution as it impacted Florida and the southern colonies.
In The 14th Colony, focus is centered on the December 1775 letter written by General George Washington to John Hancock, warning the Continental Congress of the British stockpile of weapons and gunpowder in St. Augustine. Washingtonâ€™s alarm highlights the role played by British St. Augustine in the American War of Independence. It has been called the most unique story of the American Revolution.
For further inquiries, contact the Colonial Quarter via phone (904 342-2857 ) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).