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Conquistadors in North Carolina at BRAHM

December 7, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us for an interesting lecture with Mike Carpenter of the Exploring Joara Foundation.
He will talk about:

  • the expeditions of De Soto (in NC in 1540) and Pardo (1567-1568)  (routes and goals);

  • the establishment of Fort San Juan and the settlement of Cuenca (the first inland European settlement) and its destruction;

  • How our country could be different today if things had gone differently for the Spanish in 1567-1587;

  • The discovery and documentation of the Spanish occupation at the Berry Site and ongoing excavations;

  • The programs and public archaeology opportunities offered by the Exploring Joara Foundation.



Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
159 Ginny Stevens Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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