Hilton Head ~ Story of Santa Elena

Event Details

The Story of Santa Elena

Presented by Rich Thomas
Heritage Library Board Member

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
10:30am – 12:00pm
Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island

At the crossroads of Colonial America, Santa Elena has witnessed the march of history. Founded in 1566 before Jamestown or Plymouth, this little-known settlement served as the first beachhead for French and Spanish colonization of the new world. Its story mirrors that of early America; its religion, geopolitics, cultural clashes, war and struggles.