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3:00 pm

Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids

March 21 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States

When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of Weeki Wachee Spring in 1947 and filled the water with cavorting mermaids, he probably had no idea that the mermaids would become world famous icons....

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6:00 pm

Florida’s Female Pioneers

March 21 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Wales Museum, 325 S. Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States

"Florida's Female Pioneers" examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State. Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a female doctor during the Civil War, visited Florida during the war and ran the first racially...

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7:00 pm

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

March 21 @ 7:00 pm
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave S,
Gulfport, FL 33707 United States

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official - in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the...

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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.