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A COLONY OF MANY COLORS – Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America

Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America is a signature  exhibition that shares the story of how three intertwining cultures – Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans – came together to form the foundation of the American culture and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine. The exhibition debuts during St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary year. The fusion of culture began in St. Augustine in 1565 when Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés arrived with 800 colonists to settle the New World in the name of Spain. It was an ambitious attempt at colonization, one that would become the foundation …

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King and queen of Spain to visit St. Augustine

According to the St. Augustine Record, and will visit mid-month “as part of the 450th Commemoration.” While details are still being hashed out, a royal visit has been part of the city’s plan for years, according to , director of the 450th Commemoration. In addition to Celebrate 450, Sept. 4-8, the U.S.–Spain Council International Summit will be held Sept. 18-20. The forum alternates between U.S. and Spain and brings together more than 200 council members. Felipe was crowned king last year after his father, formerly King Juan Carlos, abdicated the throne. In 2001, and visited St. Augustine. The king’s visit …

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