FAM Presentation featuring Dr. J. Michael Francis: Lost Voices from St. Augustine's Parish Archive
Join us for the final event in our celebration of Florida Archaeology Month with a talk from Dr. J. Michael Francis. Dr. Francis will introduce attendees to the oldest surviving parish records in the United States which come from St. Augustine, FL. He will highlight the early history of colonial Florida, focusing on the rich corpus of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records housed in St. Augustine's Diocesan Archive. He will share some of the remarkable stories that emerge from the badly damaged pages, and he will introduce a new digital archive that provides unparalleled public access to this unique collection. This presentation will be available for in-person attendance
(Register today) or for virtual attendance through a live stream over Zoom (Register to watch online). This program is proudly presented in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center's Florida Conversations series.
This lecture series is located at the Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Island Dr, St Petersburg, FL 33702
Florida Conversations is free and open to the public. It is underwritten by the Tampa Bay History Center Endowment Fund at the University of South Florida with media sponsorship from WUSF Public Broadcasting. The series is co-sponsored by USF Libraries and the Tampa Bay History Center. Online reservations are encouraged.