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Founders weekend at the Fountain of Youth

September 2, 2012 | By More

Next weekend, September 7-9, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park reported to Historic City News that they would commemorate the 1565 founding of St Augustine by Pedro Menendez de Aviles; on the original site where Colonial European America was established.

“St Augustine was colonized by Spanish explorers in 1565,” General Manager John Stavely told reporters. “It was 55-years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth and 42-years before the founding of the English colony at Jamestown.”

Historic City News readers are invited to participate in the Founder’s Weekend festivities at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, located at 11 Magnolia Avenue in St Augustine.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 7, 2012:
7-8pm – An Evening with Pedro Menendez. Explore the life and times of the Founder of St. Augustine and hear his epic tales of triumph and tragedy as portrayed by Chad Light. (seating is limited)

Saturday, September 8, 2012:
10-4pm – Historic 16th Century Encampment and Faire featuring 1565 reenactments, demonstrations and participation.
*10am landing reenactment and Mass on September 8th held at the Mission of Nombre de Dios next door
Saturday, September 8, 2012:
6-8pm – A Taste of Spain showcasing Spanish food and drinks provided by
The Tasting Room. Charcuterie, cheese, bread, paella, Spanish wines and more!
Reservations Required by 9/3/12 at FOYexplorer@gmail.com or 904-599-2113.
($30 admission/cash bar -pay at the door)

Sunday, September 9, 2012
10-4pm – Historic 16th Century Encampment and Faire featuring 1565 reenactments, demonstrations and participation.

1-3pm Hourly – Distinguished Speaker’s series. Learn about the Archaeology, People and Events relating to this important Historic Site and the founding of St. Augustine, FL featuring Dr. Kathy Deagan at 1pm. (seating is limited)

Category: Entertainment

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