Kingsley Heritage Celebration

sat17feb11:00 amKingsley Heritage CelebrationExplore Kingsley Plantation and learn about its history at the Kingsley Heritage Celebration

Event Details

Join
the National Park Service’s Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve for the
Kingsley Heritage Celebration at Kingsley Plantation on Saturday, Feb. 17. Kingsley
Plantation is located at 11676 Palmetto Ave. on Fort George Island.

The
event begins at 11:00 a.m. with a kid’s craft corner, archaeology programming
from Florida Public Archaeology Network, booths featuring partners such as
Gullah Geechee groups and National Parks Conservation Association, open house
touring of the Planter’s home, and ranger-guided tours of the tabby cabins
entitled “Stories of the Silenced.” At noon, a model lime rick will be lit
alongside a tabby-making demonstration.  A
special collection on loan from the Ritz Theater and Museum of Sweetgrass
baskets will be available for viewing during the open house tours. Performances
begin at 2:30 p.m. and the luminary program will start at 6:15 p.m. with a
sunset reading of the names of those enslaved on Fort George Island. 

Emanuel
Kingsley, a Kingsley descendant, will be at the event which will feature
performances by Kasasaka and Orisirisi African Folklore. Visitors may also tour
the site which includes the original planter’s house, kitchen house, barn, and
the remains of 25 tabby slave cabins. Come and honor those enslaved at Kingsley
Plantation by learning about their artistic expression, skills, and knowledge
and the tasks they endured on the Florida frontier. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.
 For updates about Timucuan Preserve and a full
event schedule visit www.nps.gov/timu; or on social media
@TimucuanNPS.  

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am

Location

Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Avenue, Jacksonville, FL