Canaveral National Seashore - - Titusville, Florida - Press Release
Canaveral National Seashore - Titusville Florida
Headquarters: 212 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796 -- (321) 267-1110
Information Center: 7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 -- (386) 428-3384


Noveber 4, 2013

CONTACT: Laura Henning - 386-428-3384


On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Canaveral National Seashore is welcoming artist Martin Pate to unveil his painting depicting life on Turtle Mound. This piece was commissioned by the Southeast Archaeological Center of the National Park Service and will take up residence in the Apollo Beach Visitor Center in the New Smyrna Beach district of the seashore.

This beautiful painting is a component of a grant that was received by SEAC to preserve the remains of the largest pre-historic native site of its kind in Florida. Turtle Mound was a site of encampment for the Timucua Indians that numbered some 40,000 before the coming of the Spanish.

The unveiling of the painting and meet the artist reception will be 11:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Apollo Visitor Center. There will be light refreshments. The seashore will also debut their new state of the art audio visual program and video wall exhibit. Please join us as we celebrate and preserve the past with original art and new technology. For more information please call (386) 428-3384 ext. 221.

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