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  • To schedule an appointment to access the Library of Florida History, please email archivist @, or call 321-690-1971 ext. 211.
  • To schedule a small group tour of the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, please email holly.baker @, or call 321-632-1830.
  • To schedule a small group tour of the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, please email site-manager @, or call 321-254-9855.
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  • Today in Florida History January 24, 1949 – Dozens of foreign and domestic diplomats and dignitaries met in St. Augustine for the dedication of a bronze statue to Eloy Alfaro near the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse Museum on this date. Alfaro served as President of Ecuador from 1895-1901 and from 1906-1911. He was known as a champion of free public schools for all Ecuadorians and was honored with the bronze statue by the Oldest Wooden...Read more

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