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6:00 pm

Opening Ceremony for Crossroads: Change in Rural America

February 7 @ 6:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830 United States

Join us as we celebrate the arrival of the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America. The evening celebration will showcase the temporary national exhibit and feature the permanent display devoted to Polk...

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6:30 pm

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida: State Parks and More

February 7 @ 6:30 pm
Historic Brooksville Women’s Club, 131 S. Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601 United States

In his book, Rightful Heritage, Douglas Brinkley concludes that, "few programs would shine brighter" than the Civilian Conservation Corps. During the presence of the CCC in Florida, from 1933 until 1942, there were over 70...

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7:00 pm

History of Underwater Demolition Teams

February 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32958 United States

Richard Kaiser, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and recipient of the Silver Star for Valor (Battle of Mogadishu - "Black Hawk Down") will bring stories of the incredible role Navy Underwater Demolition Teams and Sea, Air,...

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Coffee and Conversation Speakers Series – Florida Loves Manatees!

February 7 @ 7:00 pm
Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square
Inverness, FL 34450 United States

University of Florida, Historian and Lecturer will speak on the topic, "Florida Loves Manatees!" and why. However, the relationship of Floridians to this gentle water giant has been a contentious one. This program will examine...

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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.