November 2018 Program - John Y. Roberts on the Community of St. Marks

Post date: Nov 01, 2018 3:16:10 AM

The Wakulla County Historical Society program on Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 PM, will be held at the Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy.  The presentation led by John Y. Roberts will feature a panel of lifelong residents of the historic village of St. Marks who will share their memories of life there as well as talk about life there today. You will also get a condensed version of the colorful history of St. Marks, from the home of the Apalachee Indians and the arrival in the area of the Spanish expedition of Panfilo de Narvaez in 1528.  Because of its strategic location at the confluence of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers, the Spanish constructed a fort at that location, Fort San Marcos de Apalache, in 1679.  During their periods of occupation, the flags of Spain, England, America, and the Confederacy flew over the fort until 1865.  Admission is free and open to the public, and we believe all who attend will enjoy the program and come away with an appreciation for the little village of St. Marks situated on the beautiful St. Marks River.  For more information, please call the Historical Society at (850) 926-1110.  We look forward to seeing you there.