Third Thursday Lecture

Mark Woods – Third Thursday Lecture
May 18, 2017
The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society is pleased to have Mark Woods as the speaker for the quarterly Third Thursday Lecture in May.
Mark is Metro columnist for the Florida Times -Union. In 2011, he won the Eugene C.Pulliam Fellowship, an award given to one writer in the country each year. The fellowship allowed him to take a sabbatical and spend one year working on a project about the future of the national parks. During that year, Mark lost his mother, turning the project and a subsequent book into something much more personal. “Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks” came out in June 2016, shortly before the National Park Service centennial. It was awarded the Gold Medal for general non-fiction in the2016 Florida Book Awards. His book will be the focus of the lecture and it will be available at this event.
In 2016 Mark walked across Jacksonville, which was featured in his regular column. He spent four mornings in Mandarin learning about Mandarin’s rich history and sharing that information with his readers.
The Third Thursday Lectures are presented by the Mandarin Museum & Historical     Society in partnership with the Mandarin Community Club. This event will be presented on Thursday, May 18 at the Mandarin Community Club, which is located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Refreshments are at 6:30 pm with the presentation at 7:00 pm. It is free and all are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 268-0784. Learn more about Mandarin Museum activities at www.mandarinmuseum.net. Learn
more about Mandarin Community Club at www.mandarincommunityclub.org.