Lecture: "Was there Really a Fort Concord?: Casselberry in the Mid-1800s"


Presentation Title: "Was there Really a Fort Concord?: Casselberry in the Mid-1800s"

Presentation Summary: The history of what became known as the city of Casselberry traces its roots to the Concord Settlement of the 1850s. Oral history tells of a fort built on Lake Concord during the Seminole Wars. Was there ever really a Fort Concord? This presentation will examine the truth behind myths & stories about the Concord Settlement and the history of southwestern Seminole County during the Seminole Wars of the mid-1800s.

Presenter Name: Dr. Deborah L. Bauer

Presenter Bio: Deborah L. Bauer is a Florida historian who holds a doctoral degree from the University of South Florida and two Masters degrees from the University of North Florida and University of Central Florida. She has published several articles and book reviews about the history of colonial Florida in such publications as The Florida Historical Quarterly, Florida Studies, and Southeastern Archaeology. She is currently working on preparing a manuscript version of her doctoral dissertation for publication. The manuscript is entitled "Trial & Error: Royal Authority and Families in the Colonization of British Florida, 1763-1784." Bauer currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Seminole County Historical Society, president of the Society for Historic Casselberry, and president of the Central Florida Anthropological Society. She was appointed to the Seminole County Historical Commission for a two-year term beginning in 2023.

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