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, Poetry Out Loud, Prime Time, and more.
Alert: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), some events have been cancelled or postponed. We are working 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.
John Capouya will discuss the people and the music that defines Florida Soul, from Ray Charles to Sam and Dave, Betty Wright to James and Bobby Purify, and many more. This rich but under-appreciated musical heritage comes to life in music, words, and vintage photos. This program takes place on Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link. Zoom is provided by the Association for Rural and Small Libraries This
Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state's rich history. Jim Clark presents a fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida. The trip will leave listeners with a new appreciation of their state's past. This program takes place on Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link. Zoom is
Lu Vickers will present the fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs told through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. Lu Vickers the recipient of two Florida Book awards and three Florida Individual Artist Fellowships for fiction. In addition to writing Remembering Paradise Park (with C. Graham), she has written the novel Breathing Underwater and