La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas…A lecture by Dr. J. Michael Francis with introduction by Scott Grant
On September 8, 2019, two exciting initiatives related to the founding of St. Augustine will be launched. Local historian and author Scott A. Grant, will lead listeners into an intimate portrayal of Pedro Menéndez and his life in early northeast Florida.
Dr. J. Michael Francis will introduce the first phase of a long-term project to identify the men and women who joined Menéndez’s 1565 expedition. To date, roughly 550 individuals have been recorded in the La Florida database. Fascinating patterns of regional diversity have revealed a unique window into the lives of the Europeans and Africans who joined Menéndez’s 1565 enterprise.
Light Reception at 6:00pm followed by the discussion from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Tickets: $20.00 Members / $30.00 General Public. Tickets can be purchased by calling 904-280-0614, at the Cultural Center, or clicking on the event website link. Tickets will also be available at the door.
This event has been rescheduled from September 8, 2019.