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Thinking About Early Settlements

Thinking About Early Settlements

Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings

This exhibition focuses on three European settlements-one English, one French, and one Spanish—that all began in the first decade of the 1600s and now are commemorating their 400th anniversaries.

1519 - Spanish encounter Tenochtitlan, Aztec city in central Mexico

1565 - Spanish settle Saint Augustine, Florida  

1620 - English settle Plymouth, Massachusetts

1624 - Dutch settle New Amsterdam (later, New York)

1634 - French settle Trois-Rivières, Québec

1642 - French settle Montréal, Québec

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