Founder's Day Festival in New Smyrna Beach
November 20, 2013
The Southeast Volusia Historical Society and New Smyrna Museum of History sponsored a week of events for International Archaeology Day from October 28-November 3. They kicked off the festival with a multi-media event titled "Patrick Smith's Florida is a Land Remembered," during which Rick Smith spoke of his famous father's life and the experiences that led him to write his books. During the week they had 8 speakers including 3 from FPAN, 1 from the Florida Humanities Council, and their own archaeologist, Dr. Roger Grange. They ended their week with a 2-day Founder's Day Festival, which included a parade of the descendants of Turnbull County, a Civil War battle re-enactment, living history characters, music, dancers, food, artisan and craft demonstrations, and an archaeology dig for kids. The week saw a total of 600 visitors.
More Collaborating Organizations have joined us for International Archaeology Day 2014!
We are so excited to be celebrating International Archaeology Day again this year on October 18, 2014 to raise awareness for archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities.
In preparation for IAD 2014, we just set up a new webpage with precomposed e-mail invitations that you can easily send to your contacts.