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4/2-3/2011 Lecture Series: "This Other World:" Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts

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Event: "This Other World:" Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida Lecture Series
When: April 2-3, 2011
Where: Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, Florida
Cost: Free

LAMP Director of Archaeology Dr. Sam Turner will be presenting a lecture titled "A Sailor's Life in the Early Spanish Caribbean" at 1 pm on Saturday, April 2.

Click below for more information and full schedule!

"This Other World" Schedule:
Saturday, April 2, 2011 - Lectures

11AM – Prelude to La Florida: An Archaeological Perspective on the World of Juan Ponce in America, 1493-c1513
Dr. Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator Emerita, Lockwood Professor of Caribbean and Florida Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

1PM – A Sailor's Life in the Early Spanish Caribbean
Dr. Samuel P. Turner, Director of Archaeology, Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, First Light Maritime Society

3PM – New Currents in La Florida’s History: The “Post-Ponce” Southeast
Dr. Susan R. Parker, Executive Director, St. Augustine Historical Society
With the assistance of Mr. Eric Johnson, Director, Mission Nombre de Dios / Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - Historical Interpretation

2PM – “I, Juan Garrido": The Life of a Black Conquistador
Mr. James Bullock, playwright and author

Organizations partnering with Florida living History, Inc., in this effort include:
• The España-Florida Foundation - 500 Years
• The Flagler County Historical Society
• Mission Nombre de Dios / Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche
• Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
The St. Augustine Historical Society
• The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Inc. (a Smithsonian affiliate) and its support organization, the First Light Maritime Society
• The St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation

This heritage Event is sponsored by La Compañía de Juan Ponce de León (The Company of Juan Ponce de León), a member unit of Florida Living History, Inc., with the assistance of Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park and with the support of the Florida Humanities Council.

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

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