January 12: First Contact – De Soto Expedition
1 PM - 4PM
322 Academy St NE Gainesville, GA 30501
The year 2020 marks the 480th anniversary of the Hernando De Soto Expedition through what Spain called “La Provincia de Florida”, an area which in their claim was most of the present South Eastern United States – including what is now Georgia. Join us as we explore the exploration with Living History Interpretation and Hands-on activities - taking a look at the 16th century arms and equipment carried by De Soto’s multinational force and at the results of the first European-Native American contact in what would become Georgia.
Family Days are free to the public thanks to the Ada Mae Ivester Education Center