Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Caitlin Grimes 
St. Petersburg Museum of History 
727-894-1052 ext. 205 


Thursday, February 11th

Florida During World War II

 Presented by Lt. Col. Robert Kirchubel

Join us Thursday, February 11th as the Museum of History welcomes Lt. Col. Robert Kirchubel, USA (Ret.) for an evening of wine, words, and wisdom.

Known for its warm weather, white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees, Florida long represented rest and relaxation. At least until 1942. After America's entry into World War II, the U.S. government transformed our tropical oasis into the largest military training ground in the United States. Hotels were converted into military barracks, airports filled with bombers and fighter planes and those beautiful Florida sandy shores were invaded with assault after assault of amphibious military trainees. Lt. Col. Kirchubel's presentation will explore how the Sunshine State was converted from a resort paradise to a key player in the U.S. home front during World War II.

Happy Hour with the Historian is presented by Green, Henwood & Hough Wealth Management Group of RBC Wealth Management.

     Program begins at 6:30pm.

SPMOH Members receive free access!


This edition of Happy Hour with the Historian will be streamed live online via Zoom. Click the button below to make your reservations and get access to the live online webinar version of the event.

ATTENTION: This is a two-part registration. Clicking the button below will take you to the payment processing page. Once your payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Zoom webinar registration. Once you have successfully registered through Zoom, you will receive a second confirmation email with the event details, sign-on instructions, and your unique webinar link. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your registration, please contact Caitlin Grimes at caitlin@spmoh.org.

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