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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 East Main Street
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

Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

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.

On the Steps of History: Florida’s Inaugurations

Dec 4, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Tallahassee, FL

This exhibition showcases the pomp and prestige of Florida’s historic inaugurations featuring artifacts, photographs, and film footage from private and public collections.

Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida's Cattle Culture

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.”

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

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.