Amber Grafft-Weiss, Florida Public Archaeology Network Outreach Coordinator, has invited Historic City News readers in St Augustine to participate in several archaeology events upcoming at the end of August and beginning of September.
Now that kids are getting back to school and everybody’s back from vacation, register now to enjoy these great events.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information, institutions for learning and training, and headquarters for public participation in archaeology.
Trolley Tour of Native American and Indigenous Sites in St Augustine
Friday, August 31
The tour coincides with the opening of the Crisp-Ellert Art Gallery’s exhibit, “Before And After 1565: A Participatory Exploration of St Augustine’s Native American History.”
To book your seat, RSVP to (904) 826-8530.
This tour will be repeated on September 7 and October 5, as part of First Friday Art Walk. You will need to RSVP for those tours as well, using the same phone number.
Timucuan Technology: Pyrotechnology Workshop
Friday, September 21
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Crisp-Ellert Gallery’s art exhibit.
Participants will learn the properties of fire as they study how the Timucua used fire to solve the problems of daily life.
The workshop is free but reservations are first come, first serve. To register contact Amber.
National Estuaries Day: Day 1
Saturday, September 22
This event offers kayak tours, live music, and an archaeology bike tour led by local archaeologist Chris Newman! To reserve your spot for the bike tour or other features, click here.
Timucuan Technology Family Day: Pottery and Plants
Saturday, September 29
Florida Public Archaeology Network presents family-friendly kids’ day exploring prehistoric pottery and plant use by the Timucua using hands-on activities.
This event is free and open to the public but space is limited, so please register early. To join us, contact Vishi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 371-0027.
Check back next week for more info on other archaeology events in northeast Florida, or, for a sneak peek, look at the Florida Public Archaeology Network Calendar.