PLANT CITY PHOTO ARCHIVES & HISTORY CENTER SHOWCASES FOUR PLANT CITY-AREA AUTHORS
PLANT CITY – The Plant City Photo Archives and History Center held a wonderfully successful special event Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. showcasing four plant city-area authors: Dr. Felix Haynes, Nicholas D. Brown, Dick Elston, and Gil Gott.
The evening began with a reception in the History Center Library, where guests partook of wine and cheese, hors d’oeuvres, and other refreshments. Executive Director Gil Gott then provided opening comments and introduced the authors, who followed with synopses and highlights of each of their books. The featured books were:
No Substitute for Victory – Dr. Felix Haynes
Strawberries & Steel – Nicholas D. Brown
The Life and Times of Plant City in the 1940s – Dick Elston
Remembering Plant City; Tales from the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World – Gil Gott
The latter portion of the event featured one-on-one, question-and-answer time between guests and authors. Plentiful book sales at special prices, autographs, photographs, and fun ensued. Copies of these books are still available at Plant City Photo Archives & History Center located at 106 South Evers Street in downtown Plant City.
The event was a great success and the Photo Archives plans to hold similar book-signing events in the future with other local authors.
Plant City Photo Archives and History Center was founded in 2000 with the objective of preserving the history and heritage of the community by collecting and preserving the community’s photographs and their stories. The organization’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. The office telephone number is 813.754.1578 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.