One of the great events that is happening during the 450th Commemoration of our Nation’s Oldest Permanently Settled City will highlight its rich history and celebrate cultural diversity. From September 4th to the 8th visit Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America.
In 1565 Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés arrived with 800 colonists to settle the New World in the name of Spain. It was an ambitious attempt at colonization, one that would become the foundation for the most lasting European settlement in the United States.
Tapestry is an exhibition that shares the story of how three intertwining cultures: Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans, came together to form the foundation of the American culture and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine. The exhibit will showcase authentic objects, original documents, powerful photographs and interactive elements. There will be more than 80 items on display including a Native American Ledger Art and a white bronze Caravaca cross from the 17th century.
In addition to the historical roots, visitors will be able to explore how people of the past four and a half centuries have shaped St. Augustine’s cultural landscape. Cultural influence and history from the Menorcans, Greeks, British and others will be showcased during the exhibition.
Tapestry offers something for everyone and is a fun and interactive way to explore St. Augustine’s rich and unbroken history.
The exhibit will be located at the Visitor Information Center at 10 W. Castillo Drive and Admission is Free!