The Great Race - 1565 Frances versus Spain or Spain versus France

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Location:  Coastal Discovery Museum

Coastal Discovery Museum 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island , SC 29926

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In 1565 both France and Spain set out for Florida to establish ownership not only of the Florida peninsular, but the whole of perceived North America.  Both countries were driven by rampant greed and lust for new lands and also gold, silver, slaves and anything else of perceived value.  This talk is about a "great race."  It will cover the different routes taken by the protagonists (Jean Ribault for France and the great Pedro Menendez De Aviles for Spain.)  Doug Nelson and Howard Heckrotte will present this program at the Coastal Discovery Museum on December 9 at 2 pm.

Cost is $7 for in person and $5 for virtual program.   Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.


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