The Ximenez-Fatio House and the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida (NSCDA-FL) will participate in the 10th Annual Seminole War Commemoration event from 2:15pm until 4:30pm on Saturday, August 12. Activities at the historic property will feature re-enactors and participants. The Ximenez-Fatio House will present its exhibits and displays including one of the rooms that serves as an interpretation of the Seminole War period, specific to a war officer who may have been a guest at the fine boarding house establishment.
During event times, a living history workshop will be featured with Steve Rinck from the Seminole Wars Foundation along with a display of Osceola’s death mask. Osceola (1804 – January 30, 1838) was born as Billy Powell and became an influential leader of the Seminole in Florida. After Osceola’s death, army doctor Frederick Weedon was permitted by the Seminole to make a death mask of Osceola’s face and head which was a European-American custom at the time for prominent people.
The event is hosted by the House Museum and Convocation of Seminole War Historians in St. Augustine as a heritage event with a myriad of experts from Seminole Wars Foundations and West Point Society of North Florida. Ximenez-Fatio House and Museum participation is part of its mission to support public outreach which promotes the nation’s national heritage through preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects.
Admission is free for St. Johns County residents.
To register and for information about all Commemoration activities in St. Augustine being held August 11 through 13, please visit Facebook and http://events.eventzilla.net/e/convocation-of-seminole-war-historians-2138894235.