See Mission San Luis through the eyes of our Senior Archaeologist, Jerry Lee
Tour the historic site with Jerry and learn how we know what we know about the residents of Mission San Luis in the 17th century. Learn about excavations done in the past and see artifacts not on display in the gallery!
First Wednesdays of the Month 11:00 am-12:30 pm Included with site admission
Saturday, June 10, 2023 (10:00 am - Noon) ~ In Person Members: $10 / Non-members: $15 (Deposit $5) REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, June 3 ~ Call 850-245-6406
Pine needle basketry is one of the oldest-known coiled basketry techniques, and one which many cultures have practiced. In this workshop participants will learn the basic techniques of making coils from pine needles and stitching them together to make a simple basket. Enjoy the scent of a pine forest and the meditative act of coiling with us!
Join us at the Mission San Luis forge for an introduction to blacksmithing. Start the day learning to build and maintain a fire in a traditional Spanish-style forge. Using basic techniques of fire and hammer, create your own masterpiece and leave inspired!
Digging Deeper: A Spanish Mission Site Rediscovered
Lectures on the book, Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida
Join us at Mission San Luis for an exciting lecture series featuring contributors to a new book onSpanish missions published by University of Florida Press in 2021.
This lecture series discusses new research and interpretation of the early Florida mission system.
Our next lecture, A Spanish Mission Site Rediscovered, will be presented by Alissa Slade Lotane Wednesday, June 21, 2023 ~ 6 pm Reception, Lecture 6:30 pm
Join us on the historic site for in-person themed homeschool lessons! (10 am - 3 pm) Included with regular site admission fee (Adults: $5, Seniors: $3, Kids 6-17: $2, Under 6: Free)
Homeschool programs run every other month on third Wednesdays (excluding summer) and include themed lesson booklets and activities for different age groups. Interpretive staff in period costume assist with the lessons.
Stay tuned for dates for the next school year of Homeschool Days!
Mission San Luis is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Accreditation is the highest national recognition of a museum's commitment to public service, professional standards, and excellence in education.
Mission San Luis is administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. Support is provided by the Friends of Florida History Inc.
Ron DeSantis, Governor Cord Byrd, Secretary of State
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