Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Florida Agricultural Museum's 3rd annual "A Walk Back in Time"...

This weekend my crew and I are camping at the Flordia Agricultural Museum. What a great place! If you have not been there it's a great day trip. It is off of Old Kings Rd. just south of St. Augustine (off of US1, past 95) it is actually in Flagler County next to Princess Place. Acres and Acres of marvelous peace and quiet. The museum is run by volunteers and the festivals that are held there pay for the maintenance of the farm animals, rebuilding of the historical buildings, etc..

Visitors to the museum can visit a fully restored 1890s pioneer homestead, a turn of the last century Dry Goods Store, five restored buildings from a 1930s Depression-Era citrus operation, and a 5,000 square foot dairy barn formerly belonging to Governor of Florida, Millard Caldwell. All of these exhibits were moved from their original locations and renovated with grant funds provided by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.

In addition to preserving Florida’s agricultural past , the museum is also active in the conservation of heritage livestock including rare Florida Cracker Cattle and Horses. The Florida Agricultural Museum provides a fun and educational experience for all ages.

"A Walk Back in Time" is a wonderful educational experience to be shared by the young and the old. Take a walk through the encampments and learn about the Timucuans, Spaniards, free blacks of the colonial era, British, Seminoles, Confederate era cow cavalry, moonshiners, and women of the rural South.

Food and other recreational activities will be provided. This is a fun and educational experience suitable for the entire family. It will take place on a 3/4 mile trail on uneven ground through the woods. Suitable clothing and sturdy shoes are strongly recommended. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. For more information contact the museum at 386.446.7630.

I am so luck that we are lucky enough to be asked to help out with the festival - YAY free camping! bonus.

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