Nina Hawkins Monument

The garden of the St. Augustine Historical Society’s Research Library recently received a monument dedicated to Nina Hawkins, former editor of the St. Augustine Record. This monument originally stood in front of the St. Augustine Record building. The old Record…

Mable Cody’s Flying Circus

In the mid-1910s, the world’s first airline was started by Antony Habersack Jannus, who described flying as “…not the successful defying of death but the indulgence in the poetry of mechanical motion, a dustless, relatively bumpless, fascinating sensation of speed;…

National Dog Day

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” ~ Caroline Knapp National Dog Day is celebrated annually on August 26. Observance of National Dog…

Silent Films in St. Augustine

The silent film industry revolutionized the entertainment world in the early 20th century. St. Augustine, Florida proved to be the perfect location for films of the era that required an “exotic” locale. The city’s stunning architecture, beautiful beaches, and lush…

National Garden Week

National Garden Week is celebrated June 4-10, as designated by National Gardens, Inc., to honor the contributions that gardeners have made and highlight the importance of gardening. The history of National Garden Week starts with the founders, the National Garden…

Sons of Liberty in St. Augustine

During the era of the American Revolution, British East Florida was not exempt from the fervor of anti-British sentiment. With the Revolutionary War having already begun, February 27, 1776 saw a clandestine meeting take place in the Ancient City at…

National Dolphin Day

National Dolphin Day is celebrated annually on April 14, in the United States to commemorate one of the smartest mammals in the world. Dolphins are social and friendly creatures, closely related to whales and porpoises. National Dolphin Day celebrates biodiversity…

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