Martha Jane Pacetti: Tales of Old Florida

Raintree Restaurant Group Dinner Show Option

Martha Jane Pacetti: Tales of Old Florida
Raintree Restaurant of St. Augustine and Dianne Thompson Jacoby can offer your group an historical dinner theater experience. A Stetson University’s Elderhostel/Road Scholar, Dianne is an Historical Dramatist who performs one woman dramas.
Contact Raintree Restaurant at (904) 824-7211
to reserve a dramatic culinary experience for your group.

Description of Martha Jane Pacetti: Tales of Old Florida

Martha Jane Pacetti

I portray the adventuresome and stalwart Florida Cracker Martha Jane Pacetti as she tells, in her earthy style, of her early struggles living in the primitive Florida of the 1800’s.

Martha Jane, married at just 14 to a Minorcan fisherman and guide in his late 40’s, raised her many children on the isolated and treacherous seacoast of Florida in a house they made of driftwood. No one realized the future value of their waterfront land.

Selling family land to the government to build the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, enables Martha Jane to achieve success as the owner of her famous boarding house and restaurant patronized by both working men and by Henry Flagler’s wealthy winter visitors to St. Augustine.

Throughout the years at the Ponce Inlet she encountered fascinating Florida pioneers from hard working fishermen to millionaires from the north who sought a tropical paradise. She shares her stories to the audience in her down to earth Florida Cracker style.

Martha Jane lived many adventures both tragic and amusing in rugged early Florida from bloodshed in the Indian Wars to hosting dinners for her elite guests from St. Augustine and she just loves to talk about it all!

Contact Raintree Restaurant at (904) 824-7211
to reserve a dramatic culinary experience for your group.

Meet Dianne Thompson Jacoby

Mary Lily Flagler

Dianne is a fourth generation Floridian living in St. Augustine, the Oldest City where she lectures, performs and coordinates Stetson University’s Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs for Stetson University as an adjunct professor. She is also a graduate of Stetson University.

As an Educator, she taught for many years and was an adjunct professor o Art at Flagler College for ten years.

As an Artist, Dianne has exhibited her paintings throughout the United States, she is now specializing in portraits and custom mural painting.

As an Historical Dramatist she researched, wrote and performs one woman dramas.

She is a founding member of St. George Players Theater Troupe performing 16th century Comedia and Mummers shows. She also performs dinner theatre, mystery theatre as well as historical films and educational videos.

As a historical re-enactor she interprets personas from the 1500’s through the Victorian Gilded Age. She serves as a consultant and educator in the area of historical clothing and costuming. She has National Park Service certification in black powder cannon and musket.

Her special interests include Historical preservation and heritage tourism.

Martha Jane Pacetti: Tales of Old Florida March 26, 2015

We Look Forward to Serving You

Raintree Restaurant
102 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine , Fl 32084
(904) 824-7211
Restaurant parking available. Courtesy shuttle within city limits.

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