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6:00 pm

Florida Soul Music Heritage

February 28 @ 6:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

Though we usuallly thinnk of Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans, Florida has a rich soul history that's gone largely unnoticed. Florida Soul author John Capouya chronicles the heritage of soul music in Florida, from Ray...

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Florida’s Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad

February 28 @ 6:00 pm
Palmetto Library, 923 6th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221 United States

Angola was a community of freedom seekers that in the 1810s was located between the Manatee River and Sarasota Bay. It was a place of refuge and peace until it was destroyed in a massive...

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6:45 pm

St. Johns Reads: Book Discussion

February 28 @ 6:45 pm
Southeast Branch Lirbary, 6670 US 1 South
Saint Augustine, FL 32086 United States

All are invited to join in the discussion of this year's St. Johns Reads Selection, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Before We Were Yours is a story told from dual viewpoints: a 12...

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7:00 pm

Remembering Paradise Park

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Historic Chidsey Library, 701 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

In 1949, during the days of Jim Crow, when African Americans did not have access to many of the nation's recreation areas, Silver Springs' owners Carl Ray and Shorty Davidson did something no other Florida...

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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.