January Historical Society meeting
The January Historical Society meeting will feature a presentation by Don “Beano” Roberts on the efforts by many in the community to secure grants to plan and later implement the plan that now gives our downtown its unique appearance.
Beano will present a discussion of the people and actions required to secure two funding grants and later implementation the plan that gives us the Centre Street that we have today. After completion of the Redevelopment there were requests from various municipalities around the state for information on how Fernandina had accomplished this task. Beano, with support from the city, presented this information around the state. That original presentation forms the central component of Beano’s talk. A highlight will be a slide show of “before” and “after” pictures of the downtown area.
The meeting will be held at the Amelia Island Museum of History on Monday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email email@example.com.