Florida Trust Celebrates Preservation Month with Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center Fundraiser

During May, for National Historic Preservation Month, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is partnering with the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Council, the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, and the St. Johns Cultural Council to produce a month of engaging activities that will bring people to St. Augustine in person and virtually. An online auction will be the premier donation-raising event. Tickets Available for Purchase HERE or on the Facebook events page @floridatrustforhistoricpreservation or email information@floridatrust.org.

Friday, May 21 at 6:00 pm
Realizing Community Roots of Gullah-Geechee Heritage: An evening of song and storytelling with author Greg Estevez and the Hallelujah Singers from South Carolina

A ticketed event as part of a donation-raising campaign for the Lincolnville Museum during Historic Preservation Month. Virtual live streaming event: $10 (link to the webinar will be emailed on the day of the event)

In-person attendance: $50 (limited to 40 guests)
Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
102 M.L. King Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Council Presents: Greg Estevez, author of “Edisto Island: The African American Journey” and "Edisto, the Migration to Florida" and the Hallelujah Singers from Beaufort, S.C.

After the Civil War, a group of Gullah Geechee people migrated from Edisto Island, SC to a new community they named Edisto that is today near Mandarin on Old St. Augustine Road. Julington Baptist Church is one of the surviving structures that remains from that period. Author Greg Estevez is the great-great grandson of Henry Hutchinson, a former enslaved African who built the Hutchinson House on Edisto Island, South Carolina in 1885. He will share some of the oral history of Edisto Island as told to him by past elders, long-time residents and present historians and the rich Gullah history, culture, and customs of Black Edistonians past and present.

The Hallelujah Singers are celebrated as South Carolina’s ambassadors with high-energy performances interwoven with storytelling and song. Gullah and West African Culture of music is a significant part of the heritage of the Sea Islands and the Hallelujah Singers invoke this through blues, jazz, gospel, and contemporary musical performances. They have performed across the country and internationally as distinguished performers for political summits, festivals, and formal concerts. The all-female ensemble began over thirty years ago by Dr. Marlena Smalls and continues to educate and entertain to keep the Gullah message alive.

Refreshments will be available and guests will receive a complimentary drink ticket with additional drinks available for purchase. This is a donation-raising event hosted by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation with support from sponsors. Ticket prices are donations and will benefit the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, promote and perpetuate over 450 years of the African American story through the arts, educational programs, lectures, live performances and exhibits.

Saturday, May 22 at 9:00 am
Walking About in Historic Lincolnville and Museum Open House with Lincolnville’s own Kenneth McClain

A ticketed event as part of a donation-raising campaign for the Lincolnville Museum during Historic Preservation Month.

Walking tour with museum pass: $25
Meet at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
102 M.L. King Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084

Be prepared for an hour-long walk of history with Ms. Cora Tyson’s grandson to recall the Civil Rights Movement and African American heritage of this historic neighborhood. Ms. Tyson was not only a graduate of the Excelsior High School where the Lincolnville Museum calls its home, she was a friend and host of Dr. Martin Luther King and many others who needed a home away from home to strategize and seek comfort during this dark period of St. Augustine’s history. Mr. McClain is a Trustee of St. Paul’s AME Church and has been actively serving the St. Augustine and Hastings Black community.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a refillable water container. Restrooms and parking are available at the Museum. This is a donation-raising event hosted by the
Florida Trust for Historic Preservation with support from sponsors. Ticket prices are donations and all proceeds will benefit the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, promote and perpetuate over 450 years of the African American story through the arts, educational programs, lectures, live performances and exhibits.

Thursday, May 27 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Free and Enslaved: Black Society in Spanish Florida 1513-1821: An evening with Dr. J. Michael Francis

The St. Johns Cultural Council presents this special engagement with one of the country’s leading experts on the history of Spanish Colonial experience in Florida. He is Executive Director of the La Florida project and currently serves as the USF Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies. He is author of several resourceful books including St. Augustine America’s First City: A Story of Unbroken History and Enduring History.

La Florida is the interactive digital archive of the Americas which has produced original source material that offers users a multidisciplinary perspective of colonial Florida’s rich history, a history that extends far beyond what we think of as ‘Florida’ today. The project is continually advancing the documentation of Florida's heritage and Dr. Francis will elaborate on their most recent discoveries.

Tickets:
Option 1: $10 to attend virtually with live-stream ticket
Option 2: $25 attend in-person (limited seating)
Option 3: $50 includes pre-event reception and lecture (limited seating)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Reception (ONLY for ticket option 3) Lincolnville Museum

7:00 - 8:00 pm (ticket options 2 and 3) lecture at St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St (guests with live-stream ticket will receive weblink)

This is a donation-raising event hosted by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation with support from sponsors. Ticket prices are donations and all proceeds will benefit the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, promote and perpetuate over 450 years of the African American story through the arts, educational programs, lectures, live performances and exhibits.

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May 5, 2021

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