Events Calendar

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.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

The Barefoot Mailman and Florida’s Post Office Murals

New Smyrna Museum of History 120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Post office murals are visible and enduring symbols of New Deal ideology that provide lasting evidence of governmental art patronage during the Great Depression. Not just for picking up mail or sending packages, during the 1930s post offices offered a place to meet neighbors and catch up on news. In Florida, 16 new post offices were built between 1937 and 1943, and each was decorated with murals or relief sculptures

A Motion Picture Paradise! A History of Florida’s Film and Television Industry

New Smyrna Museum of History 120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Often overlooked in its contribution to film history, Florida has played a key role in creating the modern entertainment industry. This presentation discusses how Florida became a "third coast" to the American film and television industries over the past one hundred years. Starting with the first film pioneers in Jacksonville during the 1900s and 1910s to South Florida's television boom during the 2000s and 2010s, Florida has inspired countless exciting

Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

New Smyrna Museum of History 120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

This presentation covers centuries of Florida's cattle ranching history, starting with the introduction of cattle and horses in the 16th century by the Spanish. Bob Stone illuminates themes of cultural identity, customs, and beliefs in this presentation that shows audiences that cattle ranching is not just a business, but a way of life and complete culture. Bob Stone is a folklorist and photographer based in Gainesville. In 2011, the Florida

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