This class is designed to offer techniques and resources of special interest to those researching African-American family history. The class begins by describing the methods basic to all family research regardless of ethnicity.  It then offers suggestions for moving beyond the 1870 brick wall which complicates most African American research. Examples will highlight resources found […]

  Cost; $15.00 Instructors:  Dr. Chester DePratter Fort San Marcos was constructed at Santa Elena in 1577 after the former Spanish capital had been abandoned for a year.  Brought in prefabricated form from St. Augustine, it was set up and made defensible in only six days.  It was replaced by a second Fort San Marcos […]

    Cost: $6.00; Children 5 and under free No preregistration needed. Just show up, learn and have fun. Our flexibly structured Home School Days are designed for families to learn together while exploring the museum. We will have three different ongoing activity stations in addition to the exhibits, which can all be done at […]

At the time of the European colonization of the Americas, women were regarded as subservient creatures not as intelligent, rational or wise as men. In spite of the roles allotted to them by society, women played an important part in the European settlement of the Americas. They even managed to rule countries, run businesses and […]