Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: [Report of interpretive committee's meeting and votes]
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Title: Report of interpretive committee's meeting and votes
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00167
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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The Interpretive Committee met o August 14 review staff

plans to change the de Mesa House exhibit -

It voted to make the following recommendations for this

meeting of the Board:

1. CHange the focus in the de Mesa house exhibit from a furnished

house museum to one that features thematic exhibits with an emphasis

on the First Spanish Period. Several rooms in the 18 room house will

continue to reflect the life style of previous owners. Other rooms

will contain exhibits devoted to particular themes associated with the

colonial period, such as weapons, Indians, pirates, and archaeology.

2. The Committee agreed to transfer the location of the ticket

window from its street location to the Gallegos complex, which it hopes

will aleviate public confusion regarding the entrance to the museum


3. The Committee approved staff recommendations to proceed with

planning to transform the de Burgo Pellicer house to a museum store

that will commence operations on July 1, 1985. This will feature

only items associated with our musuem, and emphasize reproductions

of our archaeological collections.

4. The committee agreed to keep the present method of interpretive

operation until at least September 1, 1985.

In the interim, the Committee will continue to review staff

planning for these changes and it asks that upon completion of

the plans to remodel the de Mesa exhibit that the staff turn its

attention to the Rdbera House orientation center.

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