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Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

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 Department of State honored him with the Florida Folk Heritage award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a lifelong advocate of the folk arts of Florida. He served as co-curator for the exhibition Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition, which has been viewed by more than 600,000 people. He has written more than 80 feature articles for the Florida Cattleman magazine.

Members are free to attend. Admission is $8/adults, $5/young adults 11-17, and children are free. Non-members who pay to attend a museum program are given a readmission pass to visit the museum at a later date. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Southeast Volusia Historical Society. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

August 21 @ 5:00 pm -
August 21 @ 6:15 pm


Presenter Information:
Bob Stone, Folklorist, Photographer, and Author
Event Fee:
Event Type:

Event Contact:

Greg Holbrook
(386) 478-0052

Event Venue:

New Smyrna Museum of History
120 Sams Ave
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
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Venue Phone:
(386) 478-0052

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