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“Once Upon a Time in Florida” Book Tour, Panel One
November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Florida Humanities and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises, the new 330-page anthology published to commemorate Florida Humanities’ 50th anniversary. The Florida Humanities Center for the Book’s Anthology Book Tour unites Jacki Levine, the anthology’s editor, with scholars and writers whose stories were chosen from the deep FORUM archives to appear in this richly illustrated coffee table book. Together they will explore Florida’s intriguing stories, the creation of the anthology, and the significance of FORUM. At this kick-off discussion in Tallahassee, the panelists will delve into Florida’s early history through the Civil War, its relevance today, as well as what it means to write engaging historical stories for a modern audience.
This program will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 pm. Copies of the anthology will be on sale during the reception. The Museum does not have dedicated parking, but there is a large public parking garage in Kleman Plaza, close to the Capitol Complex. Spaces for visitors with disabilities are located on the west side of the House Office Building in the north side loading zone.
This program is co-sponsored by the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and Florida Humanities. Marketing funding support for Florida Humanities, Florida Humanities Center for the Book’s Anthology Book Tour is 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.
November 8 @ 5:30 pm -
November 8 @ 8:00 pm