Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Maritime World of Juan Ponce de Leon

From Claude J. Kenneson:

On January 9, 2014, Peter A. Cowdrey, Exhibit Research Specialist, from the Florida Historic Capitol Museum will present a PowerPoint program entitled The Maritime World of Juan Ponce de Leon to the Tallahassee Historical Society.

It offers participants the opportunity to relive the maritime world of Ponce de Leon, to explore the navigational procedures and early charts of waters adjacent to Florida, and to follow Ponce de Leon to Florida in 1513. In addition to the PowerPoint slides, it will feature replicas of charts and several hands-on instruments of navigation common to the world of Ponce de Leon.
The program incorporates photographs taken at the Museum of Florida History's permanent exhibit, Forever Changed: La Florida, 1513-1821. All are invited to visit the Museum of Florida History at 500 South Bronough Street in Tallahassee to see and explore its exhibits further.

The Tallahassee Historical Society meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology, at the Governor Martin House, located off E. Lafayette St., between Seminole Drive and Myers Park Drive. FREE and open to the public.
I have been to a few of these lectures. They are always well done, and the speakers are always open to questions.

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