EIHS Festive Open House

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Estero Island Historic Society, Monday, December 9, 2019

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach
6:30 p.m.: EIHS Open House and Bake Sale

In addition to baked goods, the sale will feature gifts, notecards, historic books, afghans featuring Fort Myers Beach historic sites and hand-crafted quilts. Attendance is free and open to all. Donations are welcomed.

7 p.m.: Dramatic reading of “The True Spirit of Men,” based on the theatrical production, “All Is Calm! The Christmas Truce of 1914,” with Laurie Neinhaus and Carmen Pacchino 

At 7 p.m., the EIHS will showcase its first-ever holiday dramatic presentation, set during the First World War when Allied and German troops laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together.

Monday, January 13, 2020: Award-winning author Robert Macomber returns by popular demand

Award-winning historical novelist Robert Macomber returns to the EIHS at St. Raphael’s on Monday, January 13, with, “The Sailor Who Changed History” on Christopher Columbus at 7 p.m. Learn the real story behind Columbus, the triumphs and tragedies of his four history-making voyages, and the mysteries that surround him today. The EIHS Lecture Series is free, with punch and cookies, though they appreciate donations. For more information, see www.esteroislandhistoricsociety.org.

Do you have a suggestion for a speaker on local history?

The EIHS seeks suggestions for speakers on topics of historic local or Florida interest for its February and March 2020 public meetings. Please contact EIHS Board member Janet Sailian with your ideas: janetsailian@gmail.com