State Park events earn national acceptance

Fort Mose Historic State Park recently received confirmation that three of the park’s events have been accepted into the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom; according to an announcement received by Historic City News local news desk on Friday.

The National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program tells the story of resistance against the institution of slavery in the United States through escape and flight.

The program outlines the significance of the Underground Railroad in the demolition of slavery and the national civil rights movement.

The three signature events recognized were:

Flight to Freedom, held annually in February
Battle of Bloody Mose Anniversary Commemoration held annually in June
Last Saturday Living History program each month

“We are very excited about having our events recognized by the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom,” said Fort Mose Historic State Park’s manager Paul Crawford. “Florida is rich in American history and it is essential that the story of Fort Mose be told to the nation.”

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, Fort Mose Historic State Park tells the story of the city established in 1738 by the Spanish Governor of Florida Manuel Montiano. Although nothing remains of the original fort, visitors may view the site from a boardwalk and learn about the site’s history in the park’s visitor center and museum.

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