Florida Living History formed


Historic City News has learned that Florida Living History, Inc has been formed to provide an organizational union for living history groups committed to the historically accurate, research-based interpretation of Florida’s history.

Florida Living History, Inc. is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to support living history activities, events, and portrayals related to the history of Florida.

The purpose of Florida Living History is to foster an understanding of Florida’s history through programs, events, demonstrations, portrayals, media relations, and publications; encourage the study of Florida’s colonial and territorial history from the time of Don Juan Ponce de León’s first landing in 1513 to the time of Florida’s statehood in 1845; develop living history programs that interpret, portray, and demonstrate the Native American, European, Black, and military and civilian aspects of that history; present such programs to students and members of the general public; operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.

Formed in January 2009, Florida Living History is dedicated to providing an organizational umbrella for living history groups committed to the historically accurate, research-based interpretation of Florida’s history.

Florida Living History will, as a non-profit, provide logistic, administrative, advisory, and insurance-related support for these groups, enabling them to function smoothly and enjoy success and security in their endeavors.

Florida Living History is comprised of member groups, such as the Company of Juan Ponce de León, Calderon’s Company, the St. Augustine Garrison, and the St. Augustine Textile Arts Guild, that embrace and support its aims.

Its success will be ensured by the long-demonstrated commitment of such member groups to living history and its potential to provide educational enlightenment, entertainment, and an understanding of Florida’s past for the general public.

For more information on Florida Living History, Inc., please contact us toll-free, at 877-FLA-HIST (877-352-4478). You may also visit the Florida Living History, Inc. Web site at www.FloridaLivingHistory.org .

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