A Student of History

January 30, 2007

Between Columbus and Jamestown

Filed under: Historic Places — John Maass @ 9:46 pm

This summer in FL will be a most interesting conference:

The Florida Humanities Council invites educators from across the U.S. to join distinguished archaeologists, historians, and other scholars for a weeklong workshop: “Between Columbus and Jamestown: Spanish St. Augustine.” Founded 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, St. Augustine is the oldest permanent European settlement in the U.S. and the place where most Western institutions first took root in America. This Spanish colonial, seaside city is home to some of North America’s oldest houses, churches, government buildings, and democratic institutions. It offers us the perfect vantage point from which to examine another side of America’s colonial experience, while placing Spanish Florida into the larger context of American history.

More info is here.

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