Lift Up Lincolnville Revitalization Corp., founders of the former Lincolnville Farmers’ Market, announced to Historic City News that they are sponsoring “Lincolnville: A Historic Timeline” to be presented to the City of St. Augustine and installed in the hallway of the Galimore Community Center in recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the settlement of Lincolnville by emancipated slaves in 1866.
Inspiration for the gift comes from longtime resident and activist Carrie Johnson, who encouraged plans to commemorate the neighborhood’s landmark anniversary. Lift Up Lincolnville linked the Timeline debut with the historic 37th Lincolnville Festival, plus the official dedication of Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park at Lincolnville’s Southern tip, to create an exciting September Lincolnville Celebration.
“We wanted to document the history of Lincolnville, beginning with Indian encampments and proceed up to the current time,” Lift Up Lincolnville member Sue Agresta explained. “While we all have excellent access to the neighborhood’s important Civil Rights history, a great deal about important people and events before and after that era is not available in one place.”
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Monday, Sept. 12, 5:00 p.m.
Lincolnville 150th Anniversary Proclamation
Mayor Shaver, Alcazar Room, City Hall
Friday, Sept. 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
150th Birthday Party and Timeline debut (ticketed event)
Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia St.
Click here to order tickets for the Birthday Party
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:00 a.m.
Parade and band to meet Excelsior Bldg., Martin Luther King Ave.
Dedication of Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
37th Annual Lincolnville Festival
Eddie Vickers Park
Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lincolnville Festival continues
Eddie Vickers Park
The Timeline seeks to educate and encourage interest in Lincolnville in the wider community of St. Augustine, and inspire new and future residents to honor and maintain the unique character of the neighborhood in a time of unprecedented growth. Many ethnic groups are included: Native Americans, Menorcans, Spanish and British soldiers, African Americans, Northern developers, and Greek and Sicilian boat builders. Influential people, orange groves, maritime and other businesses, architectural styles, are all aspects that make Lincolnville the vibrant community it is today.