Amelia Island places Jean Ribault and René Goulaine Laudonniere at the center of its history
The celebrations of the 450th anniversary of French presence in Florida continues in northeastern Florida.
After the many commemorations that took place in early May in Jacksonville, two new events are scheduled in Amelia Island on the 18th and 19th of May 2012, the first at the museum of history of Amelia Island and the second, the Anchor Pocket park will now be named the "Jean Ribault Park."
- Friday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. The History Museum of Amelia Island invites you to a presentation of the expedition led by René Goulaine Laudonniere and the Huguenots. For more information, you can visit the site: http://ameliamuseum.org/3rd-on-3rd/
- Saturday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m. The Anchor Pocket Park located on Centre Streetwill become "Jean Ribault Park" at a ceremony chaired by the Mayor of Fernandina Beach, Arlene Filkoff, and the Honorary Consul of France in Jacksonville, Francois Kloc.