Thanksgiving archaeology and heritage events

Outreach Coordinator Amber Grafft-Weiss reminded Historic City News that there are two great events Thanksgiving week if you’d like to spend some holiday time celebrating St. Augustine’s archaeology and heritage.

November 23: Discover First America: “First America; Colonial St. Augustine”
Location: Flagler College Auditorium
Time: 7-9pm
Free and open to the public!
This second installment of the Discover series features Chaz Mena performing as Pedro Menendez for a first-person account of what early life in colonial St. Augustine may have been like. Mr. Mena will be followed by the legendary Dr. Kathleen Deagan, who will share findings from more than 30 years of excavation in the oldest city.

November 28: Thanksgiving Cooking Program
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Fort Mose Historic Park
Open to the public. Fee is cost of admission to the state park.
Celebrate Thanksgiving learning about African, Native American, and Spanish cooking traditions and cuisine. This fun, interactive and yummy program will introduce visitors to the cooking and food traditions that influenced the residents of Fort Mose. Food will be prepared and demonstrated by a volunteer in the cook chosa.