Pedro Menendez de Aviles – The Last Crusader
The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Rich Thomas on April 19 at 2 pm for this in-person and virtual viewing program. A Spanish naval hero by age 21, Menendez de Aviles was sent to the new world by King Philip II of Spain to find a colony on the Port Royal Sound and drive the French from Lands claimed by Spain. Had Spain, instead of England, dominated North American settlement in later years, Menendez would occupy a similar place in American history to the one that George Washington does today.
Cost for in-person is $7 and virtual viewing is $5; reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-667 ext. 223. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.