Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special uncovers one story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks; the first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded in 1565–two generations before Jamestown and Plymouth and by the Spanish and a melting pot of people they brought with them. Follow some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists, and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers. It’s a story that has taken more than 450 years to reveal.
Join WJCT and Flagler College for a preview of Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special and a discussion about why this history is so important for everyone to know.
- 7:00pm – Reception
- 7:30pm – Screening
- 8:15pm – Dicussion and Q & A
- James G. Cusick, Ph.D. – Curator of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida
- Susan Richbourg Parker, Ph.D – Historian specializes in the Spanish presence in the colonial southeast
- Additional panelists TBD
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia Room, Ringhaver Student Center Flagler College
50 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084