Jacksonville Historical Society program: Ribault, deBry and Florida

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012
Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Program at 7:20 p.m.
Jacksonville Historical Society
317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Across from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Emily Lisska at (904) 665-0064
The event celebrates the 450th anniversary of Jean Ribault’s arrival at the St. Johns River with a reading from Ribault’s journal followed by the speaker, John de Bry with 16th century music of the era during the reception featuring the Navy Band.

Ribault, Laudonnière, de Bry and La Floride

Speaker John de Bry, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Historical Archaeology. Dr. de Bry discusses the three 16th century North Florida expeditions of the French and highlights the purpose and outcome of the French role in colonial Florida history. The eleventh-generation descendant of European printer Theodor de Bry also reviews how his ancestor used La Caroline colonists Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues and Rene de Laudonnière's work and adapted it to produce one of the most successful publications of the 16th and 17th centuries.