Semialachee Lodge 239 members in a reenactment of the First Christmas in North America, ca. 1960


Members of Semialachee Lodge 239 participating in a historical pageant depicting the arrival of Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto in the vicinity of modern-day Tallahassee. De Soto encamped through the winter, meaning that the expedition would have celebrated the first Christmas in what would become the United States.

Date: 1960 (circa)

Geographic Location:

Tallahassee (Fla.)

Leon County (Fla.)


Order of the Arrow



Source: Photographic Collection (2019.006), SRAC Museum of Scouting