First Colony: Our Spanish Origins

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 our nation’s original “melting pot” – a colorful, multicultural society that was new then, and might seem familiar today.

For more information contact Tom Kyne, Traveling Exhibits Coordinator, 352-273-2077