[Interp-share] Seeking living history interpreters of 16th century Spanish and Native American culture

Mears, Katheryn Katheryn.Mears@dep.state.fl.us
Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:03:54 -0500


If you have knowledge and interest in 16th century Spanish or Native =
American
interpretation and living history, we need you for the annual De Soto =
Winter
Encampment.  Historic reenactors and interpreters from around the state =
will
assist the Florida Park Service with bringing history to life at this =
unique
"Encampment" to be held January 12 - 15, 2005, at the De Soto Site =
Historic
State Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

In 1539 Hernando de Soto landed a small army in Florida and began a =
journey
of exploration and discovery through much of the southeast -- a journey =
which
led to the establishment of a winter encampment in Anhaica, the center =
of
Apalachee Indian culture.  De Soto Site Historic State Park is the only
location in North America that is confirmed to have been occupied by =
Spanish
explorer Hernando de Soto and his army. =20

Time is of the essence.  If you are interested in interpreting at this
distinctive event please contact us immediately.  If you know of another
qualified interpreter that may attend, we need their immediate response.
Please contact the De Soto Site office either by telephone  at (850)
922-6007, or by emailing me at katheryn.mears@dep.state.fl.us.

Thank you.

Katheryn Mears
Park Services Specialist
Tallahassee/St. Marks Administration
1022 Desoto Park Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 922-6007
fax (850) 488-0366
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http://www.FloridaStateParks.org