Long before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, America’s melting pot was St. Augustine, where Spaniards, free and enslaved Africans and Native Americans lived in the late 1500s. Find out more at “First Colony: Our Spanish Origins” at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. Make it part of a Road Trip to Gainesville, featured in our fall issue.
Left: A mural by Michael Rosato depicts the First Thanksgiving held in St. Augustine in 1565. Photo: Florida Museum of Natural History.