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The programs made possible by the Florida Humanities Council, through financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, increase historical and cultural understanding, support veterans, serve rural residents, boost local economies and promote civic education.

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Saving the heart of Florida

How will today’s population boom and development affect Florida’s special places? Can our towns retain historical identity in the face of change? Read it here.

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Host Hometown Teams

We are now accepting applications to host the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition, Hometown Teams! Become a Museum on Main street site, details here.

Summer adventure for students

High school juniors and seniors, here’s an opportunity to delve into Florida while enjoying a weeklong college experience. Learn more.

Reading & Discussion Programs

We’ve developed a new program designed to encourage authentic dialogue among Floridians about important issues. Interested in hosting a program, details here.

Thanks for your support!

The Florida Humanities Council received over $4,000 in contributions from around the state for Give Day Tampa Bay. We would like to thank those who contributed towards helping humanities make a difference in Florida.

Honoring a gentleman and a scholar

Eminent Florida historian Michael Gannon inspired our teacher seminars, imparted wisdom and wit in FORUM magazine, and told stories in his rich baritone at many programs. Gannon, who died April 10, 2017, at age 89, left a trove of insights about Florida — and life.

Listen to Gannon describe his hopes for transforming newcomers into Floridians, and read about his remarkable life as a priest, civil rights activist, scholar, writer, mentor, and inspirational teacher here.


Check out these links to interesting information.

Video Archive

Enjoy videos, public-television documentaries, and audio programs on interesting, engaging Florida topics related to our many programs. Watch now.

Digital FORUM Archive

Browse through FORUM’s Digital Editions, where you can access multimedia extras—videos, audio interviews, music and much more—that enhance our great magazine content.  Click here.

Florida Stories App

Take a stroll through history with our free walking tours as your guide. Just download our Florida Stories walking tour app to your phone or mobile device. Download here.