Coastal Branch Library Lecture Series: Instructor Richard A. Weinstein on Prohibition in Florida
Instructor Richard A. Weinstein will give a talk on Prohibition in Florida on Wednesday, February 17 at the South Walton Coastal Branch Library.
Weinstein will lecture on Prohibition in Florida: The Noble Experiment. With a 1000 mile coastline, close proximity to Nassau and the Grand Bahamas, the Florida rum runners of the 1920’s had a turbulent, highly profitable period of successfully avoiding the best efforts of the under-manned spare maritime resources of the United States Coast Guard.
Richard A. Weinstein’s lectures are delivered with the hard facts and plenty of laughter! As a retired high school Social Studies teacher, Richard has worked as an adjunct instructor at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, The University of South Alabama in Mobile Alabama, and Northwest Florida State College, here in South Walton.
A retired First Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Richard has also taught at the Marine Corps Educational Development Command and Marine Corps University where he wrote one of the current titles: “Readings in Military History” for the Staff NCO Academy professional reading list.
South Walton Coastal Branch Library will hold a series of Winter Community Lectures on Wednesdays at 10 am starting January 6 through February 24, 2016. The lecture series is designed for the adult community and provide educational and entertaining insights into local people, history, the arts and more.
Read more and see the entire 2016 lecture series in the SoWal Community Forums. For more information please call (850) 267-2809. The Coastal Library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach-behind the South Walton Government/Education Complex on HWY 331 South. Free for the public with limited seating.