Making Chief Osceola: The Abolitionists and the Rise of an American Myth
March 30 @ 10:00 am
Venue:Historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N. Beach St.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
This talk explores how Osceola became a national phenomenon after his death in the nineteenth century. It includes an overview of the war as well as a discussion of Osceola’s place in the Second Seminole War. The talk then turns to a discussion of the debates that occurred in the United States over Indian wars, Indian removal, and their connections to American slavery. In this context, we learn about how Osceola has been remembered and misremembered since his capture and death. Special attention is paid to the role of anti-war and abolitionist activists in promoting and fabricating a series of enduring myths about him.
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.
Dec 4, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
This exhibition showcases the pomp and prestige of Florida’s historic inaugurations featuring artifacts, photographs, and film footage from private and public collections.
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.”
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.