Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee

Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee

The Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee represents the panhandle region of Florida around Tallahassee. The Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee (PAST) is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to promoting the exploration and preservation of archaeological resources in the Florida panhandle region. PAST is a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society, and recognized by the State of Florida as a not-for-profit corporation. The group has been active since 1999.

PAST, Inc.
P.O. Box 20026
Tallahassee, FL 32316-0026

First Tuesday of each month, Sept. -June, at 7:00 p.m.
Bureau of Archaeological Research
1001 de Soto Park Drive

President:  Marie Prentice
Vice-President: Lee Yawn
Treasurer: Hank Kratt
Secretary: Haley Messer
Membership Director: Lonnie Mann 
Research Director: Julie Byrd
Executive Board Members: Ed Green, Jim Dunbar, Fred Gaske
FAS Chapter Representative: Julie Duggins
Ex-Officio: Mary Glowacki, State Archaeologist
FPAN Liaison: Tristan Harrenstein

Our Upcoming Event

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 1. Our featured speaker will be Dr. John Worth of the University of West Florida who will  discuss his current research at the Luna Settlement site in Pensacola.  We will meet at Mission San Luis, 2100 W. Tennessee St.  Reception begins at 6, lecture at 6:30.

And please note our Louis Tesar Essay Contest deadline has been extended to Monday, March 12!  Don’t delay in getting your submissions in !  For more information, please visit

Recent Events

A hearty congratulations to PAST Membership Director Lonnie Mann!  Lonnie was recently awarded the Individual Distinguished Service Award by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation at their annual awards ceremony in St. Petersburg, FL. Lonnie’s tireless dedication to preserving the past for the future is an inspiration to all of us.  Way to go, Lonnie!


Congratulations to Lonnie Mann and Louis Tesar for their recent recognition by the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation!  Lonnie was recognized for his tireless work advocating for preservation of non-renewable cultural resources and Louis was recognized with a lifetime achievement award for his life-long dedication to historic preservation and passing his knowledge on to future generations.  Congratulations to them both!