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12:15 pm

History of Polk County Road

March 19 @ 12:15 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 East Main Street
Bartow, FL 33831 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

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.