The Destin Library will host a presentation by historical researcher H. C. “Hank” 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‐part presentation will include:
• Leonard Destin – The First Permanent Settler of Destin, presenter Hank Klein
• Looking Back at the Destin Family, presenter Patty Sikes, great-granddaughter of Jane Destin, Leonard Destin’s eldest daughter
• Living the Destin Story Today, presenter Dewey Destin, great-grandson of George Destin, Leonard Destin’s eldest son and local restaurateur
• Leonard Destin – 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‐in‐law’s and mother‐in‐law’s families (Marler and Shirah) and has contributed historical research for Tony Mennillo’s recently published book, “Salty Memories … Along The Coastal Highway – Historical Stories of Destin and the Emerald Coast.”
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’s book will be available for purchase. Call 837‐8572.