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2006: St. Augustine History Lost and Found

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Speaker Series - 2006

St. Augustine History Lost and Found

A series of three discussions recounting tales of once-lost people, precious objects and historical documents, newly found through historical research.

Bringing St. Augustine's Story Back Home

March 8, Dr. Michael Gannon, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and author of The New History of Florida, recounts the complex international journeys of the original Spanish documents containing the history of St. Augustine, from their origins to the libraries and digital collections of today.

Fate of the South Florida Indians

March 15, Dr. Eugene Lyon, Former Director of the Center for Historic Research at Flagler College and author of the Enterprise of Florida, traces the Native Americans in southern Florida during the colonial period from the first contacts with Europeans, through their eventual migration to Cuba.

Buried Treasure from St. Augustine

March 22, Dr. Susan Parker, Historian, Florida Division of Historical Resources and co-author of Clash between cultures : Spanish East Florida, 1784-1821, reveals the remarkable story of St. Augustine's ecclesiastical silver that ended up in Boston - a true-life tale of theft, burial, discovery, excavation and rediscovery.