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3rd Friday on 3rd Street Brings History to Life

Jun 16, 2014 07:11AM
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its 3rd on 3rd Street presentation on Friday, June 20th, at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Bob Stone will deliver a presentation entitled: “Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition.” Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de León brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century.

You will see and hear all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions including material culture such as Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other food ways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, our vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext. 102, or [email protected]