In the informative videos collected blow, artisans present explanations and demonstrations of professions practiced in Florida's past.
The blacksmith at the Mission San Luis discusses the significant impact of his trade on modern civilization, demonstrates the use of a forge to make a nail, and explains ironwork at the blacksmith shop. Mission San Luis is a recreation of an historic Spanish settlement near Tallahassee, FL.
The tanner at Mission San Luis gives an introduction to tanning leather and demonstrates the steps in the process of tanning animal hides. Mission San Luis is a recreation of an historic Spanish settlement near Tallahassee, FL.
As a young man on the Florida range, Curly Dekle could crack his 10 foot whip and pop a horsefly from a cow's rump without touching the cow. Mr. Dekle was filmed at Cracker Country, a collection of turn-of-the-century buildings at the Florida State Fair in Tampa, FL. Dekle has entertained at the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs for over 40 years. In this video, Dekle demonstrates how to make a whip, an important skill for early ranchers in Florida.
A group of musicians at Mission San Luis performs two Spanish songs from the Cancionero Musical de Palacio, a collection of 463 songs written between the years 1505 and 1520. Mission San Luis is a recreation of an historic Spanish settlement near Tallahassee, FL.