St. Augustine, FL — The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida, along with grant support from the James and Sally Anne Kellogg Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation, will present: “Uncovering Black Society in 19th Century Florida,” a virtual lecture series held on select dates in October 2022.
As a continuation of the stories heard in the acclaimed program, “I Lived Here, As Well,” lecture topics will further explore the lives of early black Floridians and those participating will learn more about some of the invisible hands portrayed in the annual program.
Speakers and topics will include:
- October 3: Dr. Jane Landers – The Spanish Period and an Overview of Black Society in 19th Century Florida.
- October 10: Ms. Alcione Amos – The Life of Luis Pacheco, 1800 – 1895: the ‘Accidental’ Black Seminole.
- October 17: Dr. Anthony Dixon – “Maroon Communities” – An overview of black Seminoles and the impact of the Seminole Wars on Florida.
- October 24: Mr. James Bullock and Ms. Charmin Russell – Cultural Cooking in 19th Century Florida.
Each lecture will be presented virtually with a 7 p.m. start time and pre-registration is required. Registration is $17.98 per lecture or $60 all four lectures. All proceeds will go to the preservation and restoration of this unique coquina and tabby 1798 constructed House Museum, which portrays 19th century life of owners, guests, and servants in a fashionable Boarding House in the heart of old St. Augustine.
Pre-registration is required and can be found at www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/kellogg
For more details, visit www.XimenezFatioHouseMuseum.org or call 904-829-3575.
The Ximenez-Fatio House is located at 20 Aviles Street in historic St. Augustine, Florida. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and a Florida Heritage Landmark. The property is owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida, since 1939. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, with special night-time tours available on select dates. A gift shop is also on site, and the property and grounds can be reserved as a venue. Visit ximenezfatiohouse.org or call 904-829-3575.