Experience Old Florida’s history, traditions and folkways at Florida Remembered. Our newest addition to the festival, Florida Remembered is dedicated to the robust spirit of Floridians and those from around the globe who have built the foundation of the Florida we know and love. With ingenuity and perseverance, our predecessors have conquered the hardships they encountered to cultivate Florida’s cultural landscape.
Meet characters from Florida’s past. See traditional crafts, tools and skills faithfully reproduced by experts. Visit an authentic Cracker Cow Camp. Through workshops, demonstrations and characterizations, tradition-bearers and interpreters will share their expertise as you explore Florida’s unique history.
Here are some of the folks who have helped make history come to life at Florida Remembered (near the Old Marble Stage). The full schedule of festival activities will be posted in early March.
- Mary and Ruthanne Mason from Mary and Mom display and sell tie-dye creations.
- Ben Rogers from Tinker’s Forge demonstrates blacksmithing and sells hand-forged items.
- Sausage making, salt pickling, barley threshing, grain grinding, carding and processing wool will be demonstrated by Ethan Forbes, Clothilde Forbes, Rose Forbes, Angie Minno, Mirin Minno, Maria Minno, March Minno, Avi Minno, Shenna Bennarte, Alex Zukovsky, Walt Zukovsky, Laura Price, Ethan Snyder, Sara Cervone, Casey Whitford and Darin Shearer.
- Robert Wilson, Cole Cady, Deedee Ritch, Cara Salg, John Salg and Lila Salg will portray frontier trapper traders.
- Chair making will be demonstrated by Ross Morton, Jessie King and Kito Reed.
- Michael Stevens and Kristyn Gorton will lead ethnobotany, plant and mushroom guided walks.
- Palm frond weaving and palmetto basket making will be demonstrated by Willy the Losen, Stephen Cotton, Joy Cotton, Barrett Cotton, Jasper Cotton, Gus Cotton, Karin Weinrich, Roscoe Weinrich and Darin Shearer.
- Psychic readings modeled after the experience at historic Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Volusia County. Jillian and Brett Waggoner and children Huck and Bo will do readings all throughout the day.
- Florida Remembered band: Duane Westling, Sally Morrison, Bjorn Parramoure and Nancy Lassiter.