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12:15 pm

History of Polk County Road

March 19 @ 12:15 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830 United States

Ryan Kordek, Transportation Planning Administrator, will be focusing on where, when and why the first trails, rails and roads were constructed in Polk County. His presentation will include a variety of photos and maps beginning...

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2:00 pm

Patrick Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered

March 19 @ 2:00 pm
Sunrise Theatre Black Box, 117 S. 2nd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950 United States

Patrick Smith's son Rick will discuss his later father's body of work and why he decided to write about society's underdogs. Using video records of his father, you'll learn how Patrick Smith researched A Land...

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4:00 pm

Jones High School History and the Online Digital History Exhibit

March 19 @ 4:00 pm
University of Central Florida- Trevor Colbourn Hall, 12796 Aquarius Agora Dr.
Orlando, FL 32816 United States

This talk will address the history of Jones High School and segregated black education in Florida and the effort to desegregate public education in Central Florida. The Jones High School Historical Society created an online...

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7:00 pm

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida: State Parks and More

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, FL 33872 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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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.