Exhibit shows slave-trade relics, horrors
Divers hunting for gold in murky ocean depths discovered something really priceless — the wreck of a 3-century-old merchant slave ship.
The Henrietta Marie
Richard Lussky, curator of exhibitions, works setting up a display of the slave ship, Henrietta Marie, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.
Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts Fall Country Jamboree 2003
Hope Owen shapes iron at the Settlement blacksmith shop. Owen learned the process from her father.
Tasty oysters popular around here for ages
The popularity of the oysters harvested from the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon goes back a very long time, as witnessed by the large prehistoric shell mounds that still can be found.
Focus of farmers has changed in Flagler
Tourism and beautiful beaches aside, Flagler County was built on an economic foundation that began with agriculture. But that segment is diminishing, say local agriculture experts and farmers.
Flagler history never boring
While Flagler County has been around only since the early 20th century, the area’s history stretches back several hundred years.
Lighthouse draws admirers
A beacon for sailors since 1875, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is the first historic site seen by visitors driving north on State Road A1A.
Many memories cling to historic fish house
Once upon a time, a vast commercial fishing fleet would leave the docks in New Smyrna Beach, streaming out into the ocean through the treacherous waters of Ponce de Leon Inlet.
Picturing Old Florida: Paintings evoke era
The stories they tell aren't all happy, but the 22 pieces in "Legendary Florida" paint a dynamic, deeply romantic picture of Florida's past.
Teaching history with a little flair
Sporting a traditional Timucuan Indian headdress on his freshly shaven head, James Blowe helped bring to life Wednesday a replica of a Timucuan village for a group of 95 fifth-graders from Lake County who were visiting the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts in Barberville.
Trying their hand
Kaitlin, 11, left, and Joey, 11, both of Tavares Elementary School, use tools to grind corn Wednesday at the Pioneer Arts Settlement in Barberville. (Photo: News-Journal/Chad Pilster)
Chicken, rice part of Florida history
"We pronounce the word 'pur-loo.' It is any dish of meat and rice cooked together," Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote in "Cross Creek Cookery," published in 1942.
Old Dixie Highway opened in 1914
The chortling of a four-cylinder engine, the rippling of paving brick beneath the new rubber tires and frequent stops for flats was all part of being a motoring tourist at the turn of the century in Florida.
DOT may preserve Old Dixie
In the early 1900s it was easier to get to Flagler County by boat or rail than it was via motor car.
Park combines nature, history with activities
Having a national park in Southeast Volusia's back yard offers unlimited opportunities for residents and visitors to commune with nature, visualize rich histories and have a lot of fun too.
Many area locales rooted in history
What is in a name? For many areas of Southeast Volusia, there's a lot of history wrapped up in names -- from early Spanish explorers and British colonizers to, in more recent years, early city leaders.
History's the main attraction for these visitors to West Volusia
Typical Florida tourists may splash in the surf or ride roller coasters wearing mouse ears, but a very different kind of tourist visited parts of West Volusia last week.
Women ‘beacons’ symbolize best in community service
Since March is National Women’s History Month, this week’s “Tap Root” section is dedicated to two very special women in our own community.