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March 8, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Building
Mount Dora Community Building
520 N. Baker Street

Mount Dora, FL 32757
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Civil War Era Photograph Exhibit

Friday, March 8, 2013

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Mount Dora Community Building is displaying an exhibit of photographs taken in Florida during the Civil War era.

The exhibit, titled “A Distant Thunder: Florida Photography in the Civil War Era,” will be on display from February 28 through March 22 in the Community Building lobby located at 520 N. Baker Street in Mount Dora. The “Distant Thunder” exhibit comes to Mount Dora through Barry University and the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.

The exhibit’s 23 images show Florida during the Civil War era and the immediate years that followed. It includes daguerreotypes of young Floridian soldiers preparing for war, portraits of generals that played key roles in the war, scenes of artillery camps and batteries, and Florida during reconstruction. The images were selected from collections at the State Archives of Florida and the Library of Congress.

“A Distant Thunder: Florida Photography in the Civil War Era” is open to the public on the following dates and times. There is no fee for admission or parking.

Thursday, February 28 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Friday, March 1 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Opening Ceremony at 6:00 pm)
Tuesday, March 5 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, March 8 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, March 15 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local civic organizations are invited to hold their meetings in the Community Building free of charge during the duration of the exhibit. To schedule a date and time to hold your organization’s meeting in the Community Building, please contact Chris Carson at (352) 455-3171.

For more information about this exhibit and visiting hours, please call (352) 455-3171 or (352) 735-7142.