Thursday, August 25, 2011
Several years ago in an effort to support New Smyrna Beach's city archaeological ordinance, Ponce Inlet's archaeology ordinance, and Volusia County's preservation ordinance we developed a "Volusia's in Ruins" bumper sticker. The idea was to hand out the bumper sticker at displays where we could explain the importance of the ordinance and pass out a copy for the public to view. Establishing an archaeological ordinance is the best chance a community has at preserving its buried past, its heritage. And while starting one can be difficult, keeping it on the books can be even harder in these economic times.
Carl Halbirt, they may not be aware of the archaeological ordinance that created his position. St. Augustine was the obvious choice for the next design, and our most popular. We chose 1565 to overlap with the 450th commemoration and establishing date for our town. Below the motto is the simple statement: Support Saint Augustine Archaeology. We passed these out at the city birthday commemorations, SAAA lectures, the Discover First America series, and they are available anytime at our Center that is open to the public on Flagler College campus.
archaeological ordinance and a historical resource specialist, Robin Moore, to monitor historic properties owned by the county.
contact me and mention this blog post get a sticker of their choice!
Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff
Images: graphics developed by Flagler College graphic design interns: Kate Groeneveld-Volusia,
Katelyn Calautti-St. Augustine and St. Johns County.