Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-Lot 3
Title: Program narrative for Marin-Hassett exhibits
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Title: Program narrative for Marin-Hassett exhibits
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-Lot 3
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
97 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Marin-Hassett House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Pan American Center (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 97 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895159 x -81.312931
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091357
Volume ID: VID00009
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B8-L3

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Program Narrative for Marin-Hassett Exhibits

As part of its outdoor historical museum, San Agustin Antiguo,

the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board has for many years used

the Marin-Hassett house on St. George Street, just north of Hypolita

St., as a setting for museum exhibits. The present exhibits, installed

a number of years ago, leave much to be desired interpretively and have

been the target of professional criticism. The purpose of this grant is

to create new exhibits that will greatly surpass the current ones in pro-

fessional quality and interpretive effectiveness.

The objective is to use the Board's present artifact collection to

inform the visiting public about the importance of religion in 17th and

18th-century Florida, a subject which will be broadened to include the im-

pact of the Spanish mission system on the culture of the Florida aborigines.

This objective falls clearly within the Bicentennial theme of Heritage.

None of the Board's present exhibits adequately treats the related

themes of the Indians, the missions, and religion, yet these topics are

vital to an understanding of the history of Florida. The new exhibits

will thus fill a major gap in the Board's interpretive program.

To accomplish its objective, the Board plans to use up-to-date,

professionally accepted exhibit techniques, including the provision of

adequate lighting and environmental controls. The exhibits will consist

of art objects, artifacts, descriptive labels, texts, and graphics.

The funds requested will enable the Board to improve and expand its

interpretive program to the educational benefit of-&ver-1@t7O8 visitors


The project should begin on February 7 and end by August 5, 1977.

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