Speaker Series

Throughout the year, SPAR is hosting lectures and panel discussions on a diverse range of subjects, each presented by speakers of note, including local historians, writers and experts. The subjects are diverse and highlight topics of interest to residents of Springfield and our neighborhood's history and culture.

The lectures are held at the Karpeles Manuscript Library at 101 W 1st Street. The Speaker Series is free but registration is required. 

Topics scheduled for 2020 include:

Feb 20: The Lost Streetcars of Springfield and the Birth, Life and Demise of Florida’s Great Electric Railway
Speaker: Robert Mann 

Jul 21: Ottis Toole Superstar
Speaker: Tim Gilmore

Sep 15: Growing Your Groceries

Nov 19: Building Resiliency in Historic Neighborhoods

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