Friday, November 25, 2011

New kiosk at Bartram Park marks De Soto Trail through Pensacola

In the News:

New kiosk at Bartram Park marks De Soto Trail through Pensacola

New kiosk at Bartram Park marks De Soto Trail through Pensacola
Pensacola Business Journal
The kiosk, donated by the National Park Service, recounts Hernando de Soto's journey throughout Florida in 1539. By most historical accounts, ...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Announcements from St. Augustine

New 16th and 17th Century Demonstration Group Formed

Members of the Historic Florida Militia have formed a new military company named the Tercio Español de San Agustín to perform at parades, special events, and reenactments. Members will demonstrate pike and matchlock harquebus and musket maneuvers and tactics utilized by Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries as representatives of both the Men of Menéndez and the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, where the first permanent settlement in the United States of America was established by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565. For more information, contact Chris Clark at or Chad Light at To receive email notices of meetings and practice sessions, contact John Powell at

Casting Call Photo Shoot Scheduled at Fountain of Youth

Destination Planning Corporation is holding a casting call photo shoot for living history reenactors at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Men and women of the living history community portraying 16th, 17th, and/or 18th century military, civilian or Native American personas are encouraged to attend with one or more period garb and gear “kits” to be photographed and interviewed for casting movies, television presentations, promotional programs, and other venues in which living history portrayers will be utilized and for which those chosen will be paid as contractors for their services as professional reenactors. The company will act as an agent for those who wish to participate in such activities. For more information, contact Michelle Reyna at (904) 699-1485, (904) 249-3729, or by email at