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Florida State Park Celebrates Black History Month

~Fort Mose Historic State Park invites visitors to annual Flight to Freedom event~

ST. AUGUSTINE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Fort Mose Historic State Park will celebrate the first free black community in the United States during Black History Month on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

Re-enactors in period clothing will tell the story of Fort Mose during “Flight to Freedom,” through a living history demonstration. In addition, Florida Living History Inc. will perform Colonial Spanish military drills and provide demonstrations of musket and cannon firing throughout the day. The event will also include African drumming, various exhibits and food vendors.

Regular entrance fee of $2.00 per person applies. For additional information visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/FortMose.

The event will take place:

Saturday, February 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, Florida



Last updated: February 08, 2011

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