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Manatee Village Historical Park

Richmond's Treasure Comes To Florida

Manatee Village Historical Park will host a digital book talk by Guest Speaker Dr. Erwin Wunderlich. Dr. Wunderlich will hold a presentation titled “Richmond’s Treasure Comes to Florida” that centers on his historical fiction novel, Drummer Boy on the Run. This is a story about a young man who guided the 2nd Florida Infantry Regiment to battle and their surrender at Appomattox Court House. Afterwards, he finds himself entangled in a scheme to hide Richmond’s gold and silver. According to legend, the treasure crossed into Florida in May of 1865 and its complete whereabouts today are unknown.

Dr. Wunderlich grew up in Bradenton and enjoys creating stories about Florida and the Civil War. He is an award-winning author and fifth-generation Floridian. Dr. Wunderlich’s initial novel, Salvos On The Backwater, is a story about the hardships of Civil War Florida written from a civilian's perspective. It won several first place literary awards including the Patrick D. Smith Award.

When: This virtual event will take place online on Friday, August 13, 2021. The event will begin at 3:00pm EST. To receive an email with a link to this digital event, register below.

Cost: This digital event is free.

How to Register: Those who would like to attend this virtual event and receive a reminder email with the link may sign up below. Please ensure your email address is correct. You will later receive an email from [email protected] with instructions for how to join. 

Please note: This is a digital event and will not take place at Manatee Village Historical Park. Manatee Village Historical Park is not providing device(s) or internet access.

Manatee Village Historical Park is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Historical Resources Department. This program is offered in conjunction with the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc.

Date: 08/13/2021 (Fri.)

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Created by:   Krystin Miner
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