National Endowment for the Humanities
Florida Humanities Council

National Landmarks Workshop
"Between Columbus and Jamestown: Spanish St. Augustine"


The week of June 28-July 3, 2004, brought the first wave of teachers to St. Augustine to participate in an unbeliveable adventure. Thanks to Susan Lockwood, Monica Rowland, our numerous scholars - Drs. Parker, Cusick, Gannon, Shepherd, Deagean, and Landers, we were given an EXPERT non-stop tour of historic St. Augustine and its fabulous history.



We are the Vanguard, the first session of teachers who experienced this wonderful Landmarks workshop.


Jim Cusick leads us through Nombre de Dios Mission


Dr. Michael Gannon, historian, in the St. Aug Cathedral

UF archeologist Dr. Kathleen Deagan
City Archeologist Carl Halbirt
Artillery St. dig

Carl Halbirt at the
Spanish St. dig


Trash=Treasures!
18thC well on Spanish Street

Re-enactors from
Century XVI

Day One: Seminar Orientation - Oldest House, LLambias House
Day Two: History, architecture - de Mesa-Sanchez House, Government House
Day Three: Place, religion, military - Castillo San Marcos, Cathedral of St. Augustine
Day Four: Social relations - St. Aug Historical Research Library, Archeology walk
Day Five: Free Blacks - Fort Mosé; La Florida perspective, Farewell dinner
Day Six: Projects presentation

Contact the scholars!


Sincerest thanks to prize-winning editorial cartoonist John Trever of the Albuquerque Journal for sending me a copy of this wonderful 1991 cartoon.

(By request)
You know you're in St. Augustine in the summer when...

º The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
º The trees are whistling for the dogs.
º Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
º The cows are giving evaporated milk.
º You can make sun tea instantly.
º You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
º You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
º You discover that in June it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
º You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
º The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.
º You discover you can get sunburned through your dorm window.
º You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 AM.
º The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
º Hot water comes out of both taps.
º HA's biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"
º That fudge you bought on St. George St. is semi-liquid by the time you are back on campus
º And there are TERMITES in all your toilet paper!!! (bed/hair/underwear/etc)

Suzy Seraphine-Kimel kappa@cfl.rr.com
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