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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.

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.

Telling: Southwest Florida

Come watch Naples-area veterans speak to local audiences about their unique military experiences and the transition back into civilian life. RSVP 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.

Join Edna at Books & Books

Hear from the recent Lifetime Achievement Award winner as she discusses her career in journalism and fiction. RSVP.

Telling Southwest Veteran

Learn more about Jason Calabrese, a US Army veteran, who will participate in our upcoming Telling Project in Naples. Here.

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.


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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.