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Changing the Narrative of Slavery in Museums and Public History Sites: Adding the Missing Spanish Past

Event Date:

March 16 @ 7:00 pm


Flagler College, Lewis Auditorium
15 Granada Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084


Leslee Keys

Program Description:

Dr. Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History and Director, Slave Societies Digital Archive, Vanderbilt University, will use her research focus on slavery to reflect on the international symposium held at Monticello following recent years’ reconsideration of commemorations and memorials. The topic goes beyond the American Civil War to evaluate impacts of visual representations from other wars and conflicts globally.



Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

Nov. 13, 2018 – Mar. 24, 2019
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, FL

This stunning exhibition is a major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna.

On the Steps of History: Florida’s Inaugurations

Dec 4, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Tallahassee, FL

This exhibition showcases the pomp and prestige of Florida’s historic inaugurations featuring artifacts, photographs, and film footage from private and public collections.

Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida's Cattle Culture

Dec 11, 2018 – Apr 14, 2019
Albin Polasek Museum
Winter Park, FL

Explore this exhibit focusing on the art of the cowmen and women unique to Florida, who have historically been called “crackers” or “cowboys.”

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

Dec 15, 2018 – Jan 26, 2019
Live Oak Public Library
Live Oak, FL

Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.