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First Colony: Our Spanish Origins
Opens Oct. 17, 2015
Long before Jamestown, Spaniards, free and enslaved Africans and Native Americans crafted our country’s first enduring European settlement — St. Augustine, in 1565. Discover the first colony through archaeology, history and the stories of people who lived there in this hands-on, interactive exhibition. These first colonial immigrants created America’s original "melting pot" — a colorful, multicultural society that was new then, but might seem familiar today.
See it now in St. Augustine or visit when the exhibit comes to Gainesville in October.