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USS Indianapolis - Nov 16

Special Program in honor of Veteran's Day
USS Indianapolis: The Legacy

Please join us for a special showing of the highly acclaimed documentary
USS Indianapolis: The Legacy on November 16, 2018 at 7 PM at the Community Room, Bonita Springs Fire & Rescue, 27701 Bonita Grande Dr. This presentation is free to Historical Society members and students, with $5 donation suggested for non-members.
USS Indianapolis, director and writer Sara Vladic recounts the story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. Naval History, of the heroic survivors of the cruiser that carried parts of the Hiroshima Atom Bomb to Tinian, and the tragedy that followed the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in shark infested waters.
The Historical Society has also created a video history project in honor our area's World War II veterans and to insure their stories live on for future generations. All of these stories, whether of valor on the battle field or of serving their country in places out of the limelight are a vital part of American history. 
One of the Historical Society profiles features Victor Buckett an Indianapolis survivor. This video project Bonita Springs' Greatest Generation is available for viewing our website.
            Bonita Springs Greatest Generation, In their own words - Vic Bucett.    20 minute

            Bonita Springs Greatest Generation, In their own words - Vic Buckett.   1 hour

Membership Meeting - Nov 27

Election for 2019

All are welcome for meeting starting at 6pm at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park, Tuesday, Nov 27th.

Get caught up on all the summer
happenings and 
vote for 2019 Officers and Directors.shapeimage_10

The Gulf of Mexico - Dec 13 

Speaker Series
The season's Speaker Series Begins with Pulitzer Prize winning Author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.

The Bonita Springs Historical Society Armchair History Series gets underway on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 7:30 PM with Jack E. Davis, University of Florida Professor of Environmental History and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. Acclaimed by the Washington Post, NPR, and the New York Times.

Davis's colorful, untold stories span the ages from the Calusa and conquistadors to tarpon sport fishing and the nation's first offshore oil wells, documenting the economic and political history of the Gulf. The Gulf of Mexico, the earth's 10
th largest body of water, is one of the earth's most diverse marine ecosystems.

This presentation is open to the public. Free to members and students. $5 donation suggested from others. The first of the 2018-19 presentations 
will take place the Bonita Springs High School, 25592 Imperial Parkway at Shangri-La Road.