For more information contact: Elizabeth Neily


First Florida Frontiers is a company of the Historic Florida Militia, Inc., a non-profit umbrella organization supporting re-created historic interpretive units and representing a number of cultures and time periods. FFF’s “museum without walls concept” has been supported in the past by Florida Department of State grants and Florida Humanities Council grants and is in demand by museums, libraries, parks, and other cultural institutions throughout Florida.

At First Florida Frontiers we actively recruit and train new members to join us in interpreting Florida’s long and fascinating history. Members are encouraged to research various time periods and become steeped in the daily life of people who lived in Florida or migrated here from other parts of the world. We pay particular attention to interpreting Florida’s first inhabitants and the early Spaniards who migrated here in the 16th century.

Past activities include participating in living history events such as –

  • Drake’s Raid and Menéndez Landing, St. Augustine
  • Old Florida Days, Collier County Museum, Naples,
  • DeSoto Landing and 500 Years of the Soldier at the DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton.
  • 16th Century Cattle Camp at the Florida Cattlemen’s Ranch Rodeo, Kissimmee

In years past FFF has hosted events in Pinellas County

  • Narváez Landing, 1528, Gulfport and St. Petersburg
  • Menéndez Landing, 1566, Safety Harbor
  • 16th Century Feast at Sacred Lands, St. Petersburg

Site Design

Elizabeth Neily and Hermann Trappman have spent a lifetime discovering the magic of Florida. While they are happy for you to explore these pages, please remember they are artists, and therefore own full copyright to the images contained on these pages, unless otherwise indicated.

Reproduction Prints of Digital Files

If you are interested in prints or digital files of the images on this site, please visit our online store  by clicking on the image you would like to purchase. A copyright release will be issued for the reproduction of digital files in publications, presentations, or films.