Florida Humanities Council Blog

Using FORUM magazine as the catalyst to start conversations that matter to Floridians, the FHC Blog explores humanities content designed to pique your interest.  We hope our various posts inspire you to leave your thoughts and join the conversation.  Come back each month to see what is new!

An Early Morning Mist

A State of Wonder

In the early morning mist By Emilio “Sonny” Vergara I woke just after 4 one morning and texted a friend to ask if he’d like to join me in Bushnell and motor over to Lake

What We’re Reading

In each issue of FORUM, we share the joy of reading with a book suggestion by a Florida book lover. In this issue, Jill Rourke, head librarian at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, recommends two

What we’re watching

Looking for something to watch tonight? The Florida Humanities Council’s video archives are filled with gems worth seeing — or hearing — again. These two short videos and one podcast (below), created with the support

Letter from the Director

Finding shared values Three times a year I have the privilege of writing comments in this space. Usually, I want to celebrate a program we are funding, or highlight the theme of this edition of

Letter from the Editor

Igniting a spark in the center of it all Take a look at an historic photograph of any American downtown, be it little more than a village’s dusty crossroads or the heart of a growing


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The Sage Project Phase II: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories

April 12-August 31, 2019 Winter Park, FL On April 12, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center unveiled 17 new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents – now in their 80s and 90s –

The North Miami Project

April 11, 2019 – August 30, 2019 North Miami Public Library The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past through framed photographs of the 1940s-1960s courtesy of

Christmases-past were Florida style!

Cactus-fruit pies, jousting competitions, and contraband bottles of whisky washing ashore have made for some memorable Christmases-past in Florida. Over the years, despite frontier hardships, wars and storms, folks have found distinctive ways to celebrate

Crossroads: Change in Rural America

In 1900, about 40% of Americans lived in rural areas, By 2010, less than 18% of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. In just over a century, massive economic and social changes led to

New Board Members – Fall 2018

The Florida Humanities Council is excited to announce five new board members. These individuals started their board tenure in September 2018. Each member will serve until September 2021, with an option to renew for an