This Saturday, November 12th, Florida Living History, Inc., in partnership with Fort Mose Historic State Park and the Fort Mose Historical Society, will present a historical interpretation of reaping the fall harvest in 18th-century St Augustine.
Fort Mose Historic State Park is located at 15 Fort Mose Trail, off of North Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Established in 1738, it is the site of the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental United States.
Admission for Historic City News readers to the day’s heritage events is free of charge. There is a Museum admission fee of $2.00 per adult; children, age 6 and under, are free. Events inside the park are scheduled throughout the day beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 3:00 p.m.
- Volunteers from Florida Living History, Inc., will discuss and illustrate the food of 18th-century Spanish Florida.
- Demonstrations of colonial Florida cooking will take place in the park’s palm-thatched outdoor kitchen.
- Children’s activities will include tricorn-hat-making, cornhusk-doll-making, a militia drill, and leather-working.
- Dr. Anthony Dixon, an Archivist and Assistant Professor of History at Bethune-Cookman University, will present a lecture at 2:00 p.m. in the Park’s classroom discussing the connection between Gullah Culture and Fort Mose. Dr. Dixon, in partnership with the US National Park Service, serves as Chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
Florida Living History, Inc., supports educational initiatives that promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Florida’s, and America’s, rich and diverse heritage.