Florida Archaeologist & Author , Robert S. Carr presents: Finding Bimini: The Florida & Caribbean Connection
General Event Information
In 1513 Ponce de Leon sailed from Puerto Rico to discover and claim Bimini for the King of Spain. Historical documents reveal that Bimini was actually Florida.
Archaeologist and author, Robert S. Carr will discuss his research on Florida’s earliest years at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21 at the Lake Wales Public Library.
Mr. Carr’s presentation will examine both prehistoric and early historic contacts between Florida, the Bahamas, and Cuba.
Robert Carr is the Executive Director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc. In his 35 years of experience in South Florida he was Miami-Dade County archaeologist and the director of the Historic Preservation Division, and has worked for the National Park Service and the State of Florida. Carr was co-discoverer of the Miami Circle.
Robert Carr’s Feb. 21st presentation, Finding Bimini: Florida – Caribbean Connection is a Viva Florida 500 program sponsored by the Lake Wales Library Association – Friends of the Library.
Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State (FDOS) to highlight the 500th anniversary in 2013 of the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leὀn to La Florida.
For details visit the Lake Wales Public Library’s website, www.cityoflakewales.com/library or call 863-678-4004.