In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.
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Florida Talks at Starkey Ranch Theatre: Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influeced the Rest of the CountryStarkey Ranch Theater Library Cultural Center 12118 Lake Blanche Dr, Odessa, Florida
Some people regard Florida as nothing but the Punchline State because so many weird things happen here. Craig Pittman argues that is also the greatest state with the greatest impact on other states. In this presentation based on his hilarious and thought-provoking New York Times bestselling book Oh Florida!, Mr. Pittman explains how what he calls "The Most Interesting State" got to be the way it is. Craig Pittman is
Florida Talks at Starkey Ranch Theatre: Florida’s Turbulent DecadeStarkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center
Few soothsayers could have predicted the extraordinary fury that unfolded during 2000-2010. Consider the roll call of events that whiplashed Florida: Y2K, the Elián affair, the 2000 election, 9/11, 2004 and the year of four hurricanes, the Terri Schiavo saga, an extraordinary building boom followed by an epic recession and real estate crash, foreclosure crisis, and the cavalcade of fascinating personalities: Charlie Crist, Alex Sink, Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, and