City of Jacksonville


Jean Ribault and the French in 16th Century Florida: Rare Engravings and Historic Maps from the Michael and Dr. Linda Fisher Collection

April 05, 2012 - June 09, 2012 Special opening for members on Thursday April 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Beaches Museum
381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Four hundred and fifty years ago the Frenchman Jean Ribault approached the coast of Florida and saw a large river. As this happened on May first, he named it “River of May,” now known as the St. John’s River. He explored both sides of the river and met the native Timucua inhabitants. Through a series of rare sixteenth century engravings and original maps, his exploits in Florida are visualized in this exhibition organized by the Beaches Museum and drawn from the private collection of Michael and Dr. Linda Fisher.