Revolutionary Florida Lecture at the History Museum

The Amelia Island Museum of History will host George Kotlik’s presentation “East Florida in the Revolutionary Era, 1763-1785” for its July 3rd on 3rd lecture on July 21, 2023 at 6 p.m.

In 1763 Great Britain organized the colony of East Florida, which formed the entirety of what is now the state of Florida east of the Apalachicola River. Today, the history of East Florida is seldom studied, relegated to the outskirts of Colonial and Revolutionary Era literature, if the colony is mentioned at all.

Such relegation leads many to assume that nothing significant must have happened there, but nothing is further from the truth. In 1775, a violent border war erupted between East Florida and the state of Georgia; two noteworthy Revolutionary War battles were fought on East Florida soil; and three American invasions failed to bring East Florida into the rebellion.

Attendance is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is wheelchair accessible. Watch this program remotely at For more information contact Summer at 904-261-7378, ext.102 or [email protected]