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Hutch Hutchinson Talk “An Environmental History of Eastern Alachua County”
January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
The Hawthorne Area Historical Society will launch its 2020 Speaker Series on Saturday, January 18 with a 2:00 o’clock visit and presentation from Alachua County’s much-esteemed Commissioner Robert Karl Hutchinson.
His topic will be “An Environmental History of Eastern Alachua County.”
Known affectionately as Hutch, he reports being “raised as a feral child on the shores of Pithlachocco,” graduating from Gainesville High School and Emory University “in the early 1970s,” and living in Windsor and Flamingo Hammock in eastern Alachua “ever since.”
His biography is extensive and laudable. Besides being a county commissioner, Hutch’s work has included as a regional planner, energy analyst, land trust director, forest certifier, college faculty member and gravedigger. His charitable and volunteer work has been for a variety of groups and on numerous boards including the Community Foundation, the National Alliance for Mental Illness and the Environmental Film Festival.
His program will be presented at the Hawthorne Museum and Cultural Center; the event is free and open to the public; and light refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 7225 SE 221 St., Hawthorne. For further information please call 352-318-1265.
Contact: Bonita Dewiliby Moore,