The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next 3rd on 3rd Street program on Friday, April 19th at 6:00 pm.

“Settlers of the Spanish Florida Frontier: Canary Islanders in Colonial Florida”

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to our next 3rd on 3rd Street Lecture on Friday, April 19 at 6 pm. Our next speaker is Dr. Diana Reigelsperger who will be giving a presentation called “Settlers of the Spanish Florida Frontier: Canary Islanders in Colonial Florida.” This presentation explores the origins of this unique group of settlers in colonial Florida, their challenges, and their legacy in Florida. Canary Islanders were much desired as colonists of Florida. As part of a crown-sponsored settlement project, hundreds of Islanders arrived in 1757 only to find the city of St. Augustine under siege and unable to accommodate them.

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Attendance is free to museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

Seating is first-come, first-served, and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact Joshua at 904.261.7378 x.102, or joshua@ameliamuseum.org