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“Once Upon a Time in Florida:” Book Tour, Panel Five

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

**UPDATE: The museum will live stream the program. Register on Zoom to receive the link to watch: **

Join Florida Humanities and the Matheson History Museum to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises . The new book marks Florida Humanities’ 50th anniversary with a collection of 50 timeless stories from FORUM, the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities. As part of a statewide book tour, Jacki Levine, the anthology’s editor, reunites with scholars and writers whose stories were selected to appear in this richly-illustrated coffee table book. At the fifth stop in Gainesville, the conversation will center around Florida’s environment. Panelists will explore how the natural environment, especially the waterways, have shaped the stories of Florida, as well as what it means to write engaging environmental stories for a modern audience.

Registration is requested. A reception of light hors d’oeuvres will precede the program at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase as well as book signings from the panelists. Parking is available in the museum’s parking lot anytime, and on the evenings and weekends next door at the Law Offices of Attorneys Folds & Walker and at the Alachua County Public Schools District Office.

This program is co-sponsored by the Matheson History Museum and Florida Humanities. Marketing funding support for Florida Humanities, Florida Humanities Center for the Book’s Anthology Book Tour are provided through an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Book Festival award to the Friends of the State Library and Archives of Florida Inc. Funding for the book tour was provided with funds from 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 at this conference do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

May 1 @ 6:30 pm -
May 1 @ 8:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Jacki Levine, "Once Upon a Time in Florida" editor and former FORUM magazine editor; Cynthia Barnett, Environmental journalist and University of Florida professor; Jack E. Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Florida history professor
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Event Contact:

Stephanie Chill
(727) 873-2013

Event Venue:

Matheson History Museum
513 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Venue Phone:
(727) 873-2013

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