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PHOTO COURTESY DAN LUNDBERG, FLICKR The Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine.

In previous centuries, the Spanish, English, French and Americans built major fortifications to control the strategic Florida peninsula. Today these amazing forts sit as relics to a bygone age in history.

Zach Zacharias will discuss historic forts such as Castillo de San Marcos, Fort Caroline, Fort Clinch, Fort Pickens and Fort Christmas at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Afterward, he will sign copies of his work, “Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire.”

Zacharias is the senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts & Science, Daytona Beach.

Reservations are not required for this free program. For more information, call 386-322-5152, option 4.

— Volusia County Community Information Specialist Pat Kuehn

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