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Juan Estevan De Pena's St. Augustine

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Juan Estevan De Pena's St. Augustine

Thursday, January 24, 2019 January 24, 2019 St. George Inn

The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine’s 125th anniversary celebration continues Jan. 24 with a presentation of “Juan Estevan de Peña’s St. Augustine.”

Peña was Royal Treasurer from 1741 to 1764, the end of the First Spanish Period in St. Augustine. He was the first owner of the historic Peña-Peck House, built by order of the King of Spain, circa 1750.

Historian Susan Richbourg Parker, Ph.D., will speak on Pena’s role in Spanish Florida and his impact on the community.

Parker twice served as president of the St. Augustine Historical Society, 2000 and 2004, and is a former executive director of the Historical Society, 2007-2016. She is a sought-after research consultant, writer and speaker because of her expertise in Spanish colonial history. Her column, “The Oldest City,” has been a weekly feature in The St. Augustine Record since 1996.

The event, which includes dinner, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the garden of the Peña-Peck House, 143 St. George St.

Proceeds from the event will support The Woman’s Exchange’s scholarships for women over the age of 30 who are returning to college to enhance career opportunities.

The Woman’s Exchange, founded in 1892, has maintained and shown the Peña-Peck House on behalf of the City of St. Augustine since 1932. It is one of St. Augustine’s original Spanish buildings.

Tickets are $35 and include a buffet dinner and Spanish desserts in addition to sangria, wine, beer and coffee. For reservations, call The Woman’s Exchange at 829-5064.

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