Award winning author at Dallas B. Townsend Center on January 10

Gary R. Mormino, award winning historian, will be at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center on Jan. 10.

LABELLE — LaBelle Heritage Museum is pleased to announce Gary R. Mormino, award winning historian and past director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida, will present how Florida changed from the smallest state in the South at the beginning of World War II to a Sunbelt Mega State by the end of the war at the museum’s 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018, meeting – made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council – at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center, 1085 Pratt Boulevard.

Former student and LaBelle native Cynthia Mott says, “Dr. Mormino is my all-time favorite professor…His knowledge and sincere love for Florida makes him a fascinating, interesting speaker. I’m truly looking forward to this event.”

Since seating at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center is limited, FREE advance general admission tickets available at are strongly recommended. The museum will also use the tickets for a door prize drawing at the conclusion of Dr. Mormino’s talk. Anyone having problems getting tickets should call LaBelle Heritage Museum, 863-674-0034, for assistance. Please leave a message if your call goes to voice mail as you should get a call back within 24 hours at the latest.

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