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450th anniversary of presence of descendants of Crypto-Jews


The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will mark the 450th anniversary of the arrival of the descendants of Crypto-Jews to territories later to become the United States, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. The program is open to the public and will include a tour of relevant excavations of oldest successful European settlement in the United States led by St. Augustine Archaeological Association Board Member, Carl Lindenfeld. Discussion over lunch follows the tour. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Soft drinks will be provided.

Advance reservations must be made by sending a check for $12 per person payable to the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society with the notation “Fountain of Youth” in the memo line, to Carl Lindenfeld SAJHS Treasurer, 912 Ridgewood Lane, St. Augustine, Florida 32086. Checks must be received by the end of business, Tuesday, Sept. 1. For further information call 804-914-4460.


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