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With smiles on our face and red wagons being pulled behind us filled with food, clothes and hygiene products, we bring to people a reminder that we understand and do care.

 

DATES OF SERVICE

 

Every 4th Friday (unless it rains) from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. @ the Tallahassee-Leon Shelter.

November 22nd, 2013

 

December 27th, 2013

 

January 24th, 2014

 

February 28th, 2014

 

March 28th, 2014

 

Volunteer Application and Release Form must be turned in before participation starts and to record service hours.

 At this time we are now accepting volunteers, in-kind donations of socks, hats, travel-sized hygiene products, brown lunch bags, zip lock bags, bread, lunch meat, and especially Red Wagons. For additional information please contact Keishann Corley at (850) 509-9632 or visit our page on Facebook! 

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Museum of Florida History

Imagining La Florida: Ponce de León and the Quest for the Fountain of Youth

November 14, 2013 to February 23, 2014

 

Special programming for Imagining La Florida

All programs, parking, and admission are free!

November 13: Exhibit opening and reception, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
A talk by historian and exhibit curator Dr. J. Michael Francis, titled “After Ponce: Rethinking the Early History of La Florida,” highlights major themes in the exhibit.

January 11: 2nd Saturday Family Program, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Museum staff present information and hands-on activities about the ships and tools that enabled transatlantic travel.

January 16: 3rd Thursday, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
State underwater archaeologist Dr. Roger C. Smith lectures about outfitting ships—including people and supplies—for a colonial venture.

January 28: History at High Noon, noon–12:45 p.m.
Author Rick Kilby reviews the fountain of youth myth and related memorabilia described in his book, Finding the Fountain of Youth. Ponce de León and Florida’s Magical Waters.

February 8: 2nd Saturday Family Program, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mission San Luis staff bring 17th-century Spanish and Indian missions to life with hands-on activities, period dress, and replica artifacts.

February 20: 3rd Thursday, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Historian Dr. Jane Landers discusses “Africans as Discoverers and Settlers in La Florida” to illustrate the emergence of a blended and multiracial colonial society.

Imagining La Florida was organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) of Spain and the Spain-Florida Foundation 500 Years. It is a collaboration of the Spanish Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Spanish Consulate in Miami. Dr. J. Michael Francis curated the exhibit.

Programming Sponsored By

Funding for these programs is provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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