Harvest Time at Fort Mose is an 18th-century, historical interpretation of harvest time in colonial Spanish Florida. Fort Mose is the site of the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., established in 1738. Florida Living History volunteers will discuss and demonstrate food and foodways of the 18-century Spanish Florida. Demonstrations will take place in the park’s palm-thatched choza (outdoor kitchen). Children’s activities will include tricorn-hat-making, cornhusk-doll-making, “militia” drill, leather-working, and more!
At 2PM, Dr. Anthony Dixon (Archivist/Assistant Professor of History at Bethune-Cookman University and Chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service.) will present a lecture, “The Connection between Gullah Culture and Fort Mose”, in the Park’s classroom. Admission to this talk is free of charge.
Admission to the event is free of charge to the public. Admission fee for the museum: $2 per Adult, Children 6 and younger are free.
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