“This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida

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To prepare for Florida’s 500th anniversary in 2013, Florida Living History, Inc., will offer its annual heritage Event – “This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida – and lecture series, which will take place on Saturday, March 31st, from 10AM to 4PM, at the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum, in St. Augustine, FL. Admission to Florida Living History, Inc.’s “This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida heritage Event is free of charge to the public.

“This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

St. Augustine, Florida

To prepare for Florida’s 500th anniversary in 2013, Florida Living History, Inc. (FLH), will offer its annual heritage Event – “This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida! Presented by FLH’s member group – La Compañía de Juan Ponce de León / The Company of Juan Ponce de León (c. 1513 - 1521) – this living-history Event and lecture series will take place on Saturday, March 31st, from 10AM to 4PM, at the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum ( http://www.missionandshrine.org/ ), in St. Augustine, FL, the oldest, continually occupied European settlement and port in the continental United States. The Event will commemorate the landing of Don Juan Ponce de León’s “First Fleet,” which carried passengers and crew – white, black, Native American; male and female; soldier and sailor; slave and free – who became the first documented Europeans and Africans to set foot on what is now the continental United States, landing on the east coast of Florida on April 3rd, 1513.

In addition, this Florida Living History, Inc. heritage Event will feature the second, annual “This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida lectures on Don Juan Ponce de León and his world. The lectures will take place in the auditorium of the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum. Details on Event activities and the lectures will be forthcoming.

Admission to Florida Living History, Inc.’s “This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida annual, heritage Event is free of charge to the public. Ample, free parking is available onsite.

This heritage Event is sponsored by Florida Living History, Inc. ( http://www.floridalivinghistory.org ) and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum ( http://www.missionandshrine.org/ ). Support for this Event has been provided, in part, through the generosity of NTE Energy, LLC ( http://www.nteenergy.com ).

For more information on La Compañía de Juan Ponce de León, please contact us at info@floridalivinghistory.org or phone us, toll-free, at 1-877-FLA-HIST (1-877-352-4478)!

We know the myth; it’s time to share the history. – Dr. J. Michael Francis

Florida Living History, Inc.,
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the support of
living history activities, events, and portrayals related to the history of colonial Florida.
http://www.floridalivinghistory.org

CONTACT: Davis Walker
La Compañía de Juan Ponce de León / The Company of Juan Ponce de León (c. 1513-1521)
Telephone (toll-free): 1-877-FLA-HIST (1-877-352-4478)
E-mail: info@floridalivinghistory.org

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