For Immediate Release
Friday, March 6, 2015
Contact: Katie Kole, 850.245.6522
Mission San Luis Celebrates 17th Century with Military Muster
On Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mission San Luis invites visitors and residents to witness colorful pageantry and blackpowder musket and cannon fire at their 17th-Century Military Muster. Discover the 17th century world of Spanish soldiers and Apalachee warriors at this annual special event.
“The Military Muster at Mission San Luis gives visitors a unique glimpse into the life and tasks of soldiers at Spanish Florida’s western capital,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “There will be archery and atlatl (spear thrower) activities for all ages, ‘make-&-take’ crafts for children, and demonstrations of blacksmithing, period cooking, and more. Come out and experience this fun living history program at Tallahassee’s only National Historic Landmark site.”
Caption: The 17th century militia fires their blackpowder cannon in the Mission San Luis fort at a previous Military Muster.
The event is included with the regular admission fee of $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 65+, and $2 for ages 6-17. Children under 6, members, and active military get in FREE. For more information call 850.245.6406 or visit missionsanluis.org.
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About Mission San Luis
Mission San Luis, Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum, was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. The Mission, now a national historic landmark, brings the early 1700s to life with living history interpreters in period dress, reconstructed period buildings, exhibits, and archaeological research. The site is managed by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, and support is provided by the Friends of Mission San Luis, Inc.
Mission San Luis is located at 2100 West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee, Florida, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.