/Jacksonville Premiere of French in Florida Film

Jacksonville Premiere of French in Florida Film

WHAT: Jacksonville Premiere of French in Florida Film

WHEN: June 21, 2014; doors open at 6:30 p.m.; film begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of Science & History
Bryan-Gooding Planetarium
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207

french_sDETAILS: Join the Museum of Science & History for the Jacksonville premier of a digitally animated short film based on the historic JacquesLe Moyne and Theodore de Bry engravings of early Florida. Historical archaeologist Dr. John de Bry, descendent of Theodore de Bry, will provide context for these iconic engravings. And, a string quartet from the University of Florida will play the original film score live during the showing.

The film, produced by the UF Digital Worlds Institute for the George A. Smathers Library with assistance from the France-Florida Research Institute, is narrated by renowned Florida historian Dr. Michael Gannon. The historic images featured in the film are scans of original artifacts from the personal collection of Michael W. and Dr. Linda Fisher of Jacksonville, Florida.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The French in Florida exhibit, on display at MOSH in The Loft Gallery through July 6, is part of the Museum of Florida History’s Traveling Exhibit (TREX) program.

COST: Admission to the film is FREE; make a reservation by emailing your name and the number in your party to RSVP@themosh.org.