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9:00 am

Last Outpost of the Empire: The Plight of the Menorcans

February 23 @ 9:00 am
Fort Matanzas National Monument, 8635 A1A South
Saint Augustine, FL 32080 United States

For twenty years, from 1763 to 1783, British East Florida was the United Kingdom's "14th Colony" in America and part of the British Empire. The colony of British East Florida consisted of peninsular Florida, with...

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10:00 am

The African Diaspora Experience in Florida

February 23 @ 10:00 am
Historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 United States

Florida has a relationship with African descendants unlike any other state. This relationship has had a direct impact on the growth of Florida. Throughout each period of Florida history there is a significant presence of...

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2:00 pm

Black Segregated Education: Jones High School in Orlando, 1880-1970

February 23 @ 2:00 pm
Florida Historical Society Library of Florida History, 435 Brevard Ave
Cocoa, FL 32922 United States

This talk will address the history of Jones High School and segregated black education in Florida. The Jones High School Historical Society created an online digital exhibit to promote the history of the school and...

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4:00 pm

Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

February 23 @ 4:00 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

To some people, Florida is a paradise; to others, a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these and, more important, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest...

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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.