Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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By the end of this year, the Timucuan Preserve Rangers will have provided formal education programs for almost 8,000 students. Read more
The new exhibits at Fort Caroline National Memorial featured glimpses into the lives of those early French colonists, who came seeking religious freedom in the new world. Read more
Through a grant from the National Park Foundation students experienced history while also learning to engage in healthy physical activity. Read more
A discovery at Kingsley Plantation leads to engagement with the community. Read more
Norman Studios was a silent movie production house in Jacksonville, Florida during the 1920s specializing in "race films" as they were known at the time. The National Park Service study team conducted a preliminary analysis of Norman Studio's resources in 2010. Read more
Did You Know?
The first translation of a Native American language into a European language – Timucuan to Spanish - occurred on lands within the Timucuan Preserve in the late 1500s. Fray Francisco Pareja did this translation at the Catholic mission of San Juan del Puerto on present day Ft. George Island. More...