Matheson to host conversation with Cuban exiles  

The Matheson History Museum will be hosting a conversation about the experience of Cuban exiles who came to the United States from 1959 through 1973. 
The Matheson History Museum will be hosting a conversation about the experience of Cuban exiles who came to the United States from 1959 through 1973. 
Courtesy of Matheson History Museum

The Matheson History Museum will be hosting a conversation about the experience of Cuban exiles who came to the United States from 1959 through 1973.  

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday., Sept. 20, at the Matheson (513 E. University Ave.).   

Authors Mario Cartaya and David Powell will interview each other about their books.  

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This program will happen in conjunction with one of Matheson’s current exhibitions – “We Are Here: Stories from Multilingual Speakers in North Central Florida.”  

“Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Cuban Early Exiles,” written by Powell, is a collection of oral histories from refugees who left Cuba between 1959 and the 1962 Missile Crisis, as well as those who embarked on the Freedom Flights of the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

“Journey Back into the Vault: In Search of My Faded Cuban Childhood Footprints,” is Cartaya’s memoir about his trip back to the land of his birth for the first time in 56 years seeking to reclaim his forgotten Cuban childhood memories, original identity and once promised destiny. 

This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register. There will be a virtual Zoom video as well for this event. 

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