Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Founding of St. Augustine | Saturday September 07 2013

Photo by Stacey Sather, courtesy of Florida Living History, Inc.

Four hundred and forty-eight years ago, in September 1565, Admiral Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés stepped ashore on Matanzas Bay and founded St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest, continuously occupied, European city, port, and parish in the continental United States. On Saturday, September 7, 2013, the annual, historical reenactment of Menéndez' landing and anniversary commemorations will be held at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine, Florida. This heritage Event will feature:

  • The historical re-enactment of Admiral Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés’ landing in 1565 by Florida Living History, Inc.
  • A Mass of Thanksgiving, celebrated by Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, Bishop of St. Augustine
  • Grand Procession following the Mass of Thanksgiving
  • Performance of a scene from Lope de Vega’s El Nuevo Mundo descubierto por Cristóbal Colón (The New World Discovered by Christopher Columbus), by Florida Living History, Inc.’s Theater with a Mission group, will follow the Mass and Procession.

This presentation is funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council through the National Endowment for the Humanities and sponsored by Mission Nombre de Dios (MissionAndShrine.org) and by Florida Living History, Inc. ( FloridaLivingHistory.org). Support is provided, in part, by NTE Solutions and the Florida Humanities Council. 


Date and Time:

10:00am - 12:00pm September 7, 2013

Venue

Mission Nombre de Dios
27 Ocean Ave.
St. Augustine, FL, FL 32084

Free Event

Yes

Event Repeat Summary:

Florida Living History, Inc.'s annual The "Founding of St. Augustine" heritage Event always falls on the Saturday closest to September 8th, the anniversary of the establishment of St. Augustine, the oldest, continuously occupied, European city, port, and parish in the continental United States.

Contact Information:

Davis Walker
info@floridalivinghistory.org
1-877-352-4478

Website

www.floridalivinghistory.org

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