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Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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. Admission is free. Registration is suggested but not required to attend.

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.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Leesburg Public Library. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

June 20 @ 1:00 pm -
June 20 @ 2:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Robert Stone, Folklorist, Photographer, and Author
Event Fee:
Event Type:
Event Registration Link:
Register Here

Event Contact:

Deb Bussinger
(352) 728-9790

Event Venue:

Leesburg Public Library
100 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
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Venue Phone:
(352) 728-9790

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