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We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to learn about a presentation held in 2011 about the history of Florissant.  A history you may not be familiar with.  Many of us are familiar with the historic buildings we have in Florissant or the history of our earlier settlers but this is an opportunity for us to learn about Florissant during the time of pre-history.

In early 2004 a small group of interested Florissant residents came together, applied for and received a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Office. Under the direction of Joe Harl, President of the Archaeological Research Center, and these determined Florissant residents, an archeological dig in Spanish Land Grant Park was completed.  Many significant artifacts were uncovered, giving us even greater knowledge of a city so rich in historic value.

We shared our historic treasures and enjoyed a short presentation by Joe Harl, titled "12,000 Years of Florissant History - The Pre-History." Held on September 29, 2011 at the James J. Eagan Recreation Center, it was a great opportunity for citizens to meet other Florissant residents that have an interest in preserving our historic past for future generations.  Members of the Landmarks Historic District Commission were available to answer questions about the new, exciting things in which the Commission is involved.

Thank you for all your past and future efforts in maintaining the history of Florissant. I hope to see you at this event which promises to be freshly informative and interesting.  It should bring to light how the first people in this area lived.

See the brochure of the event here, or view photos from the event by clicking here.