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Saturday, May 5, 2012

SPANISH ARTS, CULTURE, FOODWAYS & FOLKLIFE IN FLORIDA
Scholarly Presentations at Flagler College Auditorium [click here for a map]

10 - 11 a.m.
NEW AND OLD WORLD CUISINES IN FLORIDA: EATING FOR 500

Dr. Gary Mormino, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

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This presentation focuses on the topic of food and its myriad roles in Florida history. Dr. Mormino posits that the first contact between Spaniards and natives “involved not a clash of civilizations or the clank of steel, but rather an offering of maize and slated pork.” Rank, race and fortune determined what and how one ate in La Florida, but this fascinating story is open to anyone with an interest in our culinary roots.

11 a.m. - Noon
THE IDEA OF SPAIN IN FLORIDA'S LITERARY IMAGINATION, 1513-2013

Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan, Rollins College

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Dr. O’Sullivan explores the ways Spain has been defined and re-defined, imagined and re-imagined in Spanish, French and English, from the first explorers and colonists to the newest novelists, poets and playwrights -- a rich 500-year story that most appropriately begins in St. Augustine.

2:30 - 4 p.m.
FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL TOUR

Location: Florida Agricultural Museum, Palm Coast, FL [click here for a map]

Executive Director Bruce Piatek discusses Florida farm life and Spanish heritage livestock. Tour includes five restored buildings from a 1930s Depression-Era citrus business, a 5,000 square foot dairy barn, a fully restored 1890s pioneer homestead, a turn of the last century Dry Goods Store and an archaeological site of John Hewitt's water powered sawmill.


SPANISH MARITIME LEGACY AND THE NATION’S OLDEST PORT
Flagler College, Ringhaver Student Center [click here for a map]

10 - 11 a.m.
THE CARIBBEAN WORLD OF JUAN PONCE DE LEON AND
HIS DISCOVERY OF FLORIDA

Dr. Samuel Turner, St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Program

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Dr. Turner will discuss the early life of Ponce de Leon and the political and economic developments that led to the discovery of Florida. The talk will feature a detailed discussion of the momentous 1513 voyage during which Ponce named and claimed La Florida for Spain.

11 a.m. - Noon
IN SEARCH OF THE 16th CENTURY IN ST. AUGUSTINE

Sarah E. Miller, Flagler College

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Walking the streets of St. Augustine can confuse the visitor in search of the 16th century, but 500 year old sites are there—often beneath their feet. This presentation will synthesize work done by archaeologists over the past century, focus on small objects that bring ordinary people in the 16th century to life, and touch on the public benefit of the city’s twenty year old archaeological ordinance. Those planning to partake in the city's 450th birthday party in 2015 can take home a walking tour map developed by our very own city archaeologist, Carl Halbirt.

SPANISH MARITIME LEGACY AND THE NATION’S OLDEST PORT
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum [click here for a map]

To maximize participation by a diverse public, the morning session will be repeated

1 - 2 p.m.
THE CARIBBEAN WORLD OF JUAN PONCE DE LEON AND
HIS DISCOVERY OF FLORIDA

Dr. Samuel Turner, St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Program

Click here to download presentation [pdf]

Dr. Turner will discuss the early life of Ponce de Leon and the political and economic developments that led to the discovery of Florida. The talk will feature a detailed discussion of the momentous 1513 voyage during which Ponce named and claimed La Florida for Spain.

2 - 3 p.m.
IN SEARCH OF THE 16th CENTURY IN ST. AUGUSTINE

Sarah E. Miller, Flagler College

Click here to download presentation [pdf]

Walking the streets of St. Augustine can confuse the visitor in search of the 16th century, but 500 year old sites are there—often beneath their feet. This presentation will synthesize work done by archaeologists over the past century, focus on small objects that bring ordinary people in the 16th century to life, and touch on the public benefit of the city’s twenty year old archaeological ordinance. Those planning to partake in the city's 450th birthday party in 2015 can take home a walking tour map developed by our very own city archaeologist, Carl Halbirt.


5 - 7 p.m.
THE GREAT SOUTHERN CRACKER ROADSHOW

Dana Ste.Claire, Director of Heritage Tourism and Historic Preservation, City of St. Augustine

Location: Flagler College Auditorium [click here for a map]

This marvelous production, currently touring the Sunshine State, features Dana Ste. Claire, author of Cracker: The Cracker Culture in Florida History, and delivers an authentic mix of humor, music, stories and surprises that showcases Florida’s Cracker roots with a respectful blend of awe and yee-haw.

7 - 9 p.m.
Native and Heritage Foodways Seminar
Mr. David Bearl, CCE, ACE, AAC, Director of College Advancement First Coast Technical College

Location: Flagler College Dining Room [click here for a map]

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Enjoy a rare evening exploring how Henry Flagler ensured a broad and artistic culinary experience for his guests at the Hotel Ponce de Leon by incorporating local foods, customs, and unique recipes. This engaging seminar will illustrate how the Farm to Table movement provides opportunities for area farmers. Reservations required; seating is limited.

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