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Tuesday at the Tower - Turnbull's Golden Dreams

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-1821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: May 2, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: General Admission rates apply; Pre-registration is required
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Turnbull’s “Golden Dreams”

British East Florida 1763 to 1768 and the failed Smyrna settlement: 1,255 colonists arrive and begin the largest settlement ever attempted in the Americas. Dr Andrew Turnbull held fast to his “Golden Dreams”, that after nine years of extreme hardships, misfortune, mismanagement and mistreatment of the settlers, led to the collapse of New Smyrna. The story told though family oral history, and written about by scholars has been expanded though the letters found in the Duncan archive in Scotland. Explore the multiple causes to its inevitable failure.

Presented by Jim Engelbrecht, Docent at New Smyrna Museum of History


*Registration is required, as there will be limited space for attendees.

To register, please contact the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Programs Department at 

386-761-1821 ext. 18 or education@ponceinlet.org