Next ‘History Bytes’ event planned for Feb. 13

Next ‘History Bytes’ event planned for Feb. 13

■ BY SUE ERWIN

History Bytes, sponsored by the Boca Grande Historical Society and U.S. Trust, will be held again on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Johann Fust Library Loggia.

Hank Hendry is a sixth-generation Floridian. His great-great-grandfather Francis Asbury Hendry first visited Fort Myers in 1853 as a scout for the Army during the Third Seminole Indian War.

Hendry subsequently was a captain of one of the confederate ‘cow cavalry’ units and participated in the Battle of Fort Myers on February 20, 1865.

Hank is a second generation attorney and a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. He is a member of the Mayflower Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Seminole Wars Foundation and former director of the Southwest Florida Historical Society.  He is currently president of the Lee Trust for Historic Preservation.

This program is free and open to all with refreshments to follow.

For more information call the Boca Grande Historical Society 964-1600.