The Destin Library will host a presentation by historical researcher H. C. ďHankĒ Klein, a distant relative through marriage of the founder of Destin, Leonard Destin, at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17. The presentation is free and open to the public. Seats will be limited and interested individuals are encouraged to arrive early for this event.
The four‚Äźpart presentation will include:
ē Leonard Destin Ė The First Permanent Settler of Destin, presenter Hank Klein
ē Looking Back at the Destin Family, presenter Patty Sikes, great-granddaughter of Jane Destin, Leonard Destinís eldest daughter
ē Living the Destin Story Today, presenter Dewey Destin, great-grandson of George Destin, Leonard Destinís eldest son and local restaurateur
ē Leonard Destin Ė Civil War Captivity, presenter Hank Klein
Refreshments will be served. Meet the presenters for questions and answer and a book signing.
Klein has long been interested in his the history of Destin and the genealogy of his father‚Äźin‚Äźlaw¬ís and mother‚Äźin‚Äźlaw¬ís families (Marler and Shirah) and has contributed historical research for Tony Mennillo¬ís recently published book, ¬ďSalty Memories ¬Ö Along The Coastal Highway ¬Ė Historical Stories of Destin and the Emerald Coast.¬Ē
Local writer, photographer, author Tony Mennillo will act as master of ceremonies for this informative evening of presentations about Destin history. Following the presentation, Mennillo¬ís book will be available for purchase. Call 837‚Äź8572.