Loading Events

« All Events

Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

Event Date:

May 2 @ 6:30 pm

Venue:

Historic Brooksville Woman’s Club
131 S. Main St.
Brooksville, FL 34601

Organizer:

Jonathan Yeager
352-232-3547
hernandopreservation@gmail.com

Program Description:

Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de Leon brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century. You will see and hear all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions including material culture such as Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, our vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.

image_pdfimage_print

Exhibitions

The North Miami Project

Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
Miami, FL

The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.

The Sage Project Phase II

Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL

This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Havana, FL

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