Upcoming Florida Living History events

Florida Living History, Inc. periodically updates Historic City News readers by submitting items from their local events calendar including living history program demonstrations and re-created portrayals of significant historical events.

Florida Living History, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating the public about Florida’s colonial and territorial history. The organization strives for high standards in historical interpretation and supports educational initiatives that promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Florida’s rich and diverse heritage.

September 4, 2010

Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Founding of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
10 a.m.
The annual, historical re-enactment of Menéndez’ landing and 445th anniversary commemorations will be held at Mission Nombre de Dios. This heritage Event begins at 10 a.m. and admission is free of charge to the public.
For more information, contact:
Davis Walker / La Compañía de Santiago (The Company of St. James)
Phone: 1-877-FLA-HIST [1-877-352-4478]

September 11, 2010

The St. Augustine Garrison at Fort Matanzas
St. Augustine, Florida
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Eighteenth-century military arts and black-powder demonstrations are presented by the St. Augustine Garrison at Fort Matanzas National Monument, part of St. Augustine’s southern defenses, built in 1740-42.
For more information, contact:
Mark Schmitt / St. Augustine Garrison
Phone: 1-877-FLA-HIST [1-877-352-4478]

September 25, 2010

The St. Augustine Garrison at Fort Mose
St. Augustine, Florida
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Members of the St. Augustine Garrison present 18th-century, historical interpretation at Fort Mose State Historic Park, the site of the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., established in 1738.
For more information, contact:
Mark Schmitt / St. Augustine Garrison
Phone: 1-877-FLA-HIST [1-877-352-4478]

October 10-11, 2010

The 21st Annual Colonial Arts & Crafts Fair
St. Augustine, Florida
The Textile Guild of St. Augustine and other colonial craftspeople demonstrate Florida’s lost arts, such as indigo dying, palmetto broom making, black-work, lace making, woodcarving, and blacksmithing at The Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum.
Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact:
Maurine Boles / The Textile Guild of St. Augustine
Phone: 1-877-FLA-HIST [1-877-352-4478]

October 30, 2010

The St. Augustine Garrison at Fort Mose
St. Augustine, Florida
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Members of the St. Augustine Garrison present 18th-century, historical interpretation at Fort Mose State Historic Park, the site of the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., established in 1738.
For more information, contact:
Mark Schmitt / St. Augustine Garrison
Phone: 1-877-FLA-HIST [1-877-352-4478]

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